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RE: Acronyms vs Abbreviations - was: New tool on Accessify - Acronym Generator

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 18:36:59 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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I believe there was also a discussion many years ago also about the
different definitions from non-U.S. and non-English dictionaries - and
hence both ABBR and ACRONYM were kept.  (probably a good bit of trivia) But
as many have pointed out -  who cares if the mark-up has the same effect.
We should focus on what mark-up is needed and why the present spec isn't
sufficient.  For example, nesting abbreviations/acronyms is perhaps a
legitimate request.

Today in HTML 4, attributes cannot contain mark-up, not sure about XHTML 2

Phill Jenkins
IBM Research Division - Accessibility Center
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2003 19:37:09 UTC

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