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RE: abbr/acronym - repetitive use

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 01:46:36 -0500 (EST)
To: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0111220143130.17962-100000@tux.w3.org>
I am told Mozilla also does this. Although for the last few years many screen
reader makers have worked closely with IE, there is now a major project to
ensure good compatibility between a number of screen readers (and other
assistive technologies) and Mozilla, and work has also been done for other


On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  I use iCab from day to day which renders the things which are abbr and
  acronym elements (It is true that browsers based on IE suffer from the fact
  that IE never implemented abbr as far as I know, but it has implemented
  acronym for some time) and when I use Amaya it gives me the ability to
  identify the elements, and to ask for the title attribute value.

  In each case, they visually identify the element (Amaya through style sheet,
  iCab by default). With iCab, a mouseover will cause the value of the title
  attribute to be displayed in the status bar, with Amaya I can query for the
  value with a couple of keystrokes.
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