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RE: AAA & Roman numerals

From: John Colby <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 18:17:11 +0100
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How about

<acronym title="Year two thousand and five in Roman

You could use <abbr> but that won't show as a tooltip in IE.

Would that work in non-visual browsers?

And yes, I would consider it necessary - to suddenly be confronted with
a speech reader trying to interpret (e.g.) MMV as a word would be


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-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Colin Lieberman
Sent: 06 October 2005 18:05
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: AAA & Roman numerals

So here's a question (with apologies if it's been addressed previously
in the archives) about abbreviations and language.

Would you consider it necessary for AAA-level compliance to mark up
Roman numerals, and if so, how would you do it? My thought would be
something like:

...its fifth international disability advocacy conference, Shared World
<span lang="la" title="5">V</span>.

Is there preferred markup for Roman numerals?


Colin Lieberman
IT Manager
Disability Rights Advocates
449 15th Street, Suite 303
Oakland California  94612
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