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Re: Speak-Punctuation

From: Benjamin Schak <benjamin@schak.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 15:24:26 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <003401bee5c1$958c47c0$3a9883ce@SCHAK.TIES.K12.MN.US>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#edef-ABBR recommends that
authors use the "title" attribute to give the full or expanded form of the
expression.  Speech agents I've heard render something like <abbr
title="United Nations">UN</abbr> as:
United Nations 'U' 'N'
Perhaps speech browsers should be trained to replace an abbreviation with
the title.

>I was unaware that the title attribute replaces the contents when
>spoken. In the HTML4 spec, it sounds like the title text introduces
>the contents of the tag.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-style-request@w3.org [SMTP:www-style-request@w3.org]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 7:45 PM
>> To: www-style@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: Speak-Punctuation
>> >It might make sense to add a "skip" value to
>> >the speak-punctuation property, for use with
>> >acronyms that nomally use periods, like "The
>> >Man From U.N.C.L.E"
>> I think you could just write:
>> "The Man From <acronym title="Uncle">U.N.C.L.E</acronym>"
>> to get your message across, without using any new features.
>> Benjamin Schak
>> benjamin@schak.com
>> http://www.schak.com/
Received on Monday, 16 August 1999 17:37:24 UTC

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