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Re: Problems with <acronym>/<abbr> Tags and Web Browsers/handicapped Persons

From: <matthias.mauch@aadmm.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 09:36:59 +0100
Message-Id: <20134311.171391138351019971.JavaMail.servlet@kundenserver>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

>> <acronym>-Tag, some web browsers doesn't show the user a visual
>> label like a dotted underline. If is a language-Attribute in the
>> <acronym>-Tag, like <span lang="de"> some browsers doesn't show
>> the titel from the <acronym>-Tag. 

> I didn't understant this.  The lang attribute is on the span, not the
> acronym opening tag, in your example.  I assume the mis-spelling of
> title is not present in the actual HTML.  (I read off line, so don't
> know what any referenced HTML document says.)

I will explain the problem with the <acronym>-Tag:

<acronym lang="en" title="Web Accessibility Initiative">
  <span lang="de">WAI</span>

First the language-Attribute within the <acronym>-Tag tell that the
title should in english, but after that the <span>-Tag switch the
language to german for the <acronym>.

Tested with Opera 8.50, now Opera doesn't display the tooltip with
"Web Accessibility Initiative". 

If i remove the <span>-Tag in this constellation then Opera will
display the tooltip again. 

And the tested screenreader from my visitor also doesn't switch the
language, all is read in english.
Received on Friday, 27 January 2006 08:37:08 UTC

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