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Re: [Spam] Re: Question about HTML abbr and acronym tags

From: Barry Rader <brader@boldinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 12:44:16 -0500
Message-ID: <4783B670.3000507@boldinternet.com>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org

I am not saying you should not give your first definition.

There are however acronyms that are not always uppercase. So in a sense 
you could have a problem. Also when you have more then one Acronym with 
different meanings in the same article. This causes another problem.

Using Jukka's Method I could have to scroll up some 500 lines to see the 
first instance.

I am not saying these tags are for everyone. however they do have a 
purpose and I use them.

Barry Rader

David Dorward wrote:
> 
> On 8 Jan 2008, at 17:07, Barry Rader wrote:
>> For someone who cannot see how would they distinguish when your abbr 
>> and acronym is not just a word.
>>
>> Say for example MIA we have an MIA named Mia and we are discussing 
>> her. you define the first occurrence as suggested MIA (Missing in 
>> Action) all after that you are no longer required to define this. So 
>> when talking about Mia or MIA what is the distinguishing factor for 
>> the screen reader.
> 
> The case of the second and final letters in the word (or abbreviation). 
> AFAIK, most screen readers already do this (as well as using internal 
> dictionaries to determine if it should be pronounced 'mia' or 'em eye 
> aye').
> 
>> I use <abbr> and <acronym> tags especially for longer pages I like 
>> being able to mouse-over or tab-over and see what an acronym means 
>> while I am reading. These are very helpful.
> 
> Use Jukka's method and you can find out what it means without moving the 
> mouse or reaching for the tab key.
> 
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