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Re: acronym and abbreviation markup - insert full stops??

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 07:27:56 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200510110627.j9B6Ruh03905@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> IE does not correctly display tooltips for <abbr> but does for <acronym>

In what way does IE incorrectly display them?  There is no requirement
anywhere to display them at all.  Admittedly, if it treats core attributes
differently for different elements, that might be considered a mis-feature,
although, not a bug.  I doubt that it displays a corrupted version.

> However XHTML 2 does not have <acronym> in the language definition but
> does have <abbr>

That's basically because as a combination of different uses of basically
the same word in different countries and because it is one of those words,
like "virus" and "bacteria", that are consistently misused by the media,
too few people understood the distinction.

However, in this context, the distinction is of the essence of the problem.
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