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RE: abbr and acronym

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:02:21 +0100
Message-ID: <20070329120221.ql7fx4dwm7wg0cgc@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Quoting "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>:

> As an attempt to find some new paths for this rather diverging and
> repeating discussion, I propose the inclusion of a read="..."
> attribute, allowed for inline elements, with CDATA value, and defined
> specifically to indicate the intended spoken form of the element's
> content. It would typically be used for <span> elements. Examples:
> <span read="u s">US</span>
> <span read="United States">US</span>
> <span read="ohms">&Omega;</span>

For internationalisation purposes, I'd suggest that the value of read  
(or any similar proposed pronounciation hints) should be written in  
some phonetic form.

Patrick H. Lauke
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