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RE: AAA & Roman numerals

From: Colin Lieberman <clieberman@dralegal.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 10:24:06 -0700
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Interesting. I like that.

The acronym tag takes a lang attribute, so is there anything wrong with
<acronym lang="la" title="part 5">V</acronym>? Is marking up the language
here excessive?


Colin Lieberman
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Disability Rights Advocates
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Oakland California  94612

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Of John Colby
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Subject: RE: AAA & Roman numerals

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


John Colby 
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