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Re: Marking Up Acronym and Abbreviations

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 17:21:17 +0000
To: Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design <nigel@miswebdesign.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030128172117.GA27210@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 01:16:21PM -0000, Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design wrote:
| How often should you mark up the same acronym if it appears a lot on a page?
| Every time or just the first occurence?

Personally, I only mark up abbreviations fully on the first use. For 
example:

<p>
  Web pages are written in a language called <abbr
  title="Hypertext Markup Language">HTML</abbr>.
  <abbr>HTML</abbr> is decided on br a group called
  the <abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</abbr>.
</p>

and then style it as something like:

abbr[title] { border-bottom: 2px dotted red;   }
abbr        { border-bottom: 1px dotted black; }

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