[whatwg] W3C compatibility

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 12 08:44:22 PST 2007

David Walbert wrote:

> What about an abbreviation for a single word:
> <abbr title="Mister" class="wordpart">Mr.</abbr>
> <abbr title="January" class="wordpart">Jan.</abbr>
> In this case the abbreviation is always pronounced as the word it
> abbreviates (title attribute), so a screen reader would simply read
> the title attribute and move on. (Of course "wordpart" is an
> unpleasant sort of class name, but...)

What distinction are you drawing between a contraction (as in "<abbr
title="Lieutenant" class="contraction">Leut.</abbr>") and a "wordpart"?

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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