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Re: abbreviation title within a link: howto?

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 17:07:43 -0500
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
1. The Opera Browser displays the contents of the title attribute in the 
status bar when you hover the pointer over an acronym 
element.  Unfortunately moving the keyboard focus to the element does not 
cause the title information to be rendered in the status bar.

2. Netscape 6.2 displays the contents of the title attribute as a tool tip 
when you hover the pointer over an acronym element.  No keyboard support.


At 05:38 PM 5/1/2002 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>There are a number of links like this on the W3C Home Page. iCab, which
>handles abbreviation elements by umarking them stylistically, and providing
>an expansion of them on mouseover, still does this for a link.
>in the case of something like
>  <a href="DOM/" class="navlink"><acronym title="Document Object
>  Model">DOM</acronym></a>
>The status bar, on hovering, shows
>  Link to "Document Object Model" (http://www.w3.org/DOM/)
>Do you have the following example online somewhere so I can test what
>On Wed, 1 May 2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>    I was trying something like this today:
>  Respond.org.uk: <a
>  href="http:www.respond.org.uk/help/index.html">Challenging sexual abuse
>  in the lives of people with a <a title="learning diasability">LD</a></a>
>  I expect someone else can think up a better example, and it is hardly a
>  very serious issue, just thought I'd mention it.
>  jonathan
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