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Re: abbr and acronym

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 02:41:52 +0200
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tp2xj2du5rel5w@quark>

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:56:48 +0200, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>  

> As an attempt to find some new paths for this rather diverging and  
> repeating discussion, I propose the inclusion of a read="..." attribute,  
> allowed for inline elements, with CDATA value, and defined specifically  
> to indicate the intended spoken form of the element's content. It would  
> typically be used for <span> elements. Examples:
> <span read="u s">US</span>
> <span read="United States">US</span>
> <span read="ohms">&Omega;</span>

I think the 'read' attribute is an excellent suggestion, and while it  
definately has its uses outside of abbreviations, I think we should keep  
<abbr> or introduce <short> to be able to mark up shortened text with an  
expanded 'title' attribute (which should be defined in the specification  
as such) and a pronouncation attribute 'read', as suggested. +1.

Asbjørn Ulsberg           -=|=-        asbjorn@ulsberg.no
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