[whatwg] On using abbr with no title and screen readers
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Feb 1 12:30:22 PST 2012
On Tue, 20 Dec 2011, Jorge wrote:
> I am trying to make myself clear on how and when to use abbr, if at all,
> specifically when it does not need expansion and hence does not a title
If you don't need expansion, then the only reason to use <abbr> is to have
a styling hook (e.g. if you want to make your abbreviations small caps, or
want to change how a speech browser reads out the abbreviation -- both of
these would be controlled either via CSS, or by the browsers' default or
user settings, or in heuristics similar to those you described).
I haven't updated the spec on this matter; please let me know if you think
the spec could be clarified in a helpful way here.
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