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Re: Should we remove ACRONYM examples and discussion ( LC-2854)

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Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:58:18 +0000
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To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
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 Dear David MacDonald ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Techniques
for WCAG 2.0 published on 5 Sep 2013. Thank you for having taken the time
to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before June 10,
2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation
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Thanks,

For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1VLvRD-0004SL-Ry@stuart.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20130905/


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Your comment on H28: Providing definitions for abbreviations by using the
abbr and acronym...:
> Name: David MacDonald
> Email: david100@sympatico.ca
> Affiliation: WCAG TEAM
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H28
> Part of Item: Examples
> Comment Type: general comment
> Summary of Issue: Should we remove ACRONYM examples and discussion
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> Wondering if we should be preparing for HTML 5 by changing the ACRONYM
> examples, it is valid in earlier versions of HTML5 but I think it is
> confusing to leave it in, given that our techniques are usually reserved
> for things we think are good to do, with the goal of increasing clarity,
> rather than confusion
> 
> Proposed Change:
> Change examples 3 and 4 to use ABBR instead of ACRONYM, and remove
> references to acronym.


Working Group Resolution (LC-2854):
Thank you for your comment.  The description in H28 already mentions that
the acronym element is being removed in versions of HTML after HTML4.  We
will change examples 3 and 4 to use only the abbr element and will modify
the technique title accordingly. 

@@ New title: H28: Providing definitions for abbreviations by using the
abbr element
@@ Description: Change to "by using the abbr element"
@@ Examples: Change examples 3 and 4 to use only abbr and change titles.
"Using the abbr element to expand an acronym" and "Using the abbr element
to expand an initialism"

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