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RE: Speak-Punctuation

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@sfgate.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 16:14:58 -0700
Message-ID: <7E36FB0187D9D211B6710060979380A2BF924D@caen.sfchron.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Maybe "The title attribute of these elements may be used to provide the full
or expanded form of the expression." should be rephrased as "The title
attribute of these elements IS used to provide etc."

It's just semantics, but it has the effect of stating a purpose rather than
making a stylistic suggestion to authors.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	www-style-request@w3.org [SMTP:www-style-request@w3.org]
> Sent:	Friday, August 13, 1999 12:24 PM
> To:	www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: Speak-Punctuation
> 
> 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 19:21:34 GMT

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