[thelist] Use of <abbr title> tag

Olena Sullivan olena at sympatico.ca
Tue Mar 12 19:25:00 CST 2002

I've noticed several sites that use the <abbr title=""> tag in their
coding but am having problems viewing the result in NS6.2 on Mac. When I
roll over the text, I get the pointer with the ? but nothing else. In IE
5.x, the text has no underline, but does give a description when rolled
over (you just can't figure out which text to roll over as you get no
pointer at all).

I am making an effort to learn as much as I can regarding usability
issues and coding my sites for usability and accessibility, but I have
not had the occasion to use this tag before so I may be just naive about
it. Am I missing something or is it a PC/MAC thing?

Example is at (nice layout Alastair):


...bullet listing #3 under heading Key Problem Areas. The abbr. text is


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