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RE: abbr, acronym and working examples

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 18:16:09 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHCECDEJAA.jon@spin.ie>

if there are other uses, let us describe them, and then
> we will be better able to understand what would be suitable for their
> usage.

One use is in screen-readers reading the title as well as or instead of the
abbreviation (either the first time it is encountered, or every time)
another use that is becoming common is:

@media print{
	abbr:after " (" abbr(title) ")"
}

Which works on Mozilla. An equivalent that works in IE can be faked where
one puts the text that would be generated by the CSS above explicitly into
the HTML, but mark it as display:none for media other than print.
Received on Thursday, 7 November 2002 13:10:09 GMT

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