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Re: Acronyms... With Indistinct Spellings

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 13:14:22 -0500
Message-ID: <001801c08bb1$a30ec3e0$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
it pronounces anything pronounceable.  it can get it rong though.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: January 31, 2001 11:16 AM
Subject: Acronyms... With Indistinct Spellings

Regarding acronyms in XHTML...

Acronyms are meant to be pronounced, yes? I was just wondering what
default behaviour was for them in screen readers, e.g. faced with:-


Would it attempt to say "earl" or "eee ay ar ell"? If it tries to
it (which I believe is correct), then what happens if the acronym
have an ambiguous spelling? For example,

     <acronym>EARL</acronym> uses <acronym>URL</acronym>s.

[Obviously all of these examples should have titles as well.] Maybe
screen reader should spell it out on request, but otherwise pronounce

This has probably been discussed a thousand times before...

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
[ :name "Sean B. Palmer" ] :hasHomepage <http://infomesh.net/sbp/> .
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