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Re: abbr, acronym and working examples

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 17:43:17 +0000
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
Message-Id: <65D6A604-F278-11D6-A5CC-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


abbreviation and acronym already have definitions that were created 
before the web, and are not of it, they certainly do not relate to 
tooltip or your un-named and un-described alternatives.

the route I suggest is less open to confusion, a tooltip is readily 
identifiable, if there are other uses, let us describe them, and then 
we will be better able to understand what would be suitable for their 

It is evident that abbr and acronym give no help in this context.


On Thursday, November 7, 2002, at 10:32 AM, Jon Hanna wrote:

> if
>> the aim is to produce a tooltip over text
> The aim is not to produce a toolTip over text.
> The aim is to provide information about the abbreviation in a manner 
> that
> best approaches the balance of making this information available to 
> those
> who benefit from it without breaking the flow of the text to those who
> don't.
> Producing a toolTip is a good way of doing this for some, but by no 
> means
> all, users. Even then the title attribute is not sufficient in itself 
> to
> mark that the encoded text is an abbreviation (as opposed to a piece of
> jargon that might also be given such extra information:
> <span title="a hacker with malicious intent">cracker</span>
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