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Re: Language changes and abbreviations in alt and title attributes

From: Terrence Wood <tdw@funkive.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:11:49 +1300
Message-Id: <c7a71a155da626ba278101e621ae951a@funkive.com>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

On 17/10/2006, at 9:36 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

> Hello all,
> Do you know if there is a means to specifiy language changes in a alt
> attribute or in the title of a link?
<img lang="fr" src="foo.jpg" title="..." />

> Second, if I have a link title or an alt attribute containing an 
> abbreviation
> how can I expand this abbreviation?

You only need to expand the first occurrence of an abbreviation needs 
to be expanded, so if you had UNO expanded elsewhere it would be fine 
to use in an alt or title attribute.

On link titles: I wouldn't bother putting a title on a link to a home 
page - you should have other elements to orient the user - such as the 
site name in the title. If it is a sub site then I would indicate this 
in the link text.

On abbreviation: I have thought that expanded every occurrence of an 
abbreviation though the title attribute kind of defeats the purpose of 
the abbreviation. YMMV.

kind regards
Terrence Wood.
Received on Sunday, 22 October 2006 23:12:12 UTC

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