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Re: Question about HTML abbr and acronym tags

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 07:22:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Wayne Pollock <pollock@acm.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804230721391.17610@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 27 Dec 2007, Wayne Pollock wrote:
> 
> What is the intent of the HTML standard on handling plurals of acronyms 
> and/or abbreviations?  Is it expected that user agents (especially 
> non-visual ones) will understand something such as
> 
> 	<abbr>ISP</abbr>s
> 
> Or is it necessary to use
> 
> 	<abbr>ISPs</abbr>
> 
> Thanks!

I've updated the HTML5 spec to mention this. Either is described as ok, 
but the expansion, if any, must follow the tense of the contents of the 
element. See the last example of:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-abbr

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