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

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 00:19:25 +0200
Message-ID: <03f601c85244$87ac2a00$0400000a@DOCENDO>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

Tina Holmboe wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:44:16PM -0500, Barry Rader wrote:
>> Using Jukka's Method I could have to scroll up some 500 lines to see
>> the first instance.
>   It gets better. Given that you may not arrive at the content where
>   the content start, you might not even know it /has/ been expanded
>   somewhere.

If you jump into the middle of some page, you cannot expect to start 
reading it smoothly. Why would abbreviations and acronyms deserve some 
_special_ treatment? Strange _terms_ are much more difficult, especially 
if they are common words in uncommon meanings.

>   So either the author need to expand the abbreviation/acronym at
>   every single instance, or he/she uses something like the abbr and
>   acronym elements.

You _would_ then be expanding them at every single instance, just in a 
title attribute (which will be missed by most visitors).

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
Received on Tuesday, 8 January 2008 22:19:12 UTC

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