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Re: XHTML Tips Rant

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 05:14:05 +0100
Message-ID: <032a01c13e66$07fa1220$cce593c3@y0r1d9>
To: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: <www-qa@w3.org>
> It's also annoying when people don't define their acronyms. I
> mean, use <acronym, man!

Yes! But there are some caveats to that:-

* Expand acronyms only when the acronyms are not universally reognized
(author discretion)
* Note that support for the <acronym> and <abbr> elements are at best dodgy
in the older browsers. Consider using parentheses, or even ruby, which is
backwards compatable
* If you can link to further information about what the acronym stands for,
do so. Only do that for the first instance in the document, though


Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
:Sean :hasHomepage <http://purl.org/net/sbp/> .
Received on Sunday, 16 September 2001 00:14:18 UTC

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