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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>

Sylvie,
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
accessibility).
Lois Wakeman
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Received on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 10:49:00 UTC

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