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RE: Language changes and abbreviations in alt and title attributes

From: Lois Wakeman <lois@lois.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:37:14 +0100
To: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <034701c6f1d8$3859d880$9601030a@hhb.siteusability.com>

I would suggest not getting into the problem in the first place, by having
such texts in a single language appropriate to the base language of the page
they are in, and if necessary, expanding abbreviations/acronyms.
There are ways of writing the surrounding text that should obviate most such
problems. I would expect 'foreign" phrases, or acronyms/abbreviations to be
explained in clear text if necessary for the audience, for instance (this is
good practice in technical writing and benefits all users, not just
Lois Wakeman
Received on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 10:49:00 UTC

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