[whatwg] [HTML5] 3.10.9. The |abbr| element
jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Nov 2 01:59:23 PST 2006
Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Abbreviation expansions should only be supplied when they help the
> reader to understand the content, not just because the word happens to
> be an abbreviation.
I agree, unless using <abbr> with no title is useful to get the correct
rendering of abbreviations in non-visual media. I guess e.g. aural browsers must
cope with rendering of abbreviations like PET and DNA without needing explicit
markup, but I think knowing this sort of thing is important in determining the
wording of the spec.
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