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Re: abbr vs alt

From: Sorin Schwimmer <sxn02@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 22:15:33 -0800 (PST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <369051.30374.qm@web56003.mail.re3.yahoo.com>

I should have used <img src="smartchip.jpg" title="Uses SmartChip technology">, but not knowing about the title attribute in img, I forced my way with abbr. I did change my code, and it is working properly (Konqueror on Gentoo Linux). As of alt, I don't need it, knowing my targeted audience.

"Uses" is just the best word that I found (and English is not my first language), but has no special meaning in my mind, other then the one suggested by the statement in the title attribute. If I stumbled over something, is just a coincidence dictated by my limited knowledge.

My proposal in what has become Replaceable element for parameterising pages (was: Proposal for small enhancement) is only about a shorthand for the code writer.

Sorin Schwimmer

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