[thelist] Use of <abbr title> tag

MRC webmaster at equilon-mrc.com
Tue Mar 12 19:39:01 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).

    Actually, no version of IE/Win 32 (including IE 6) supports the <abbr>
element, unfortunately. Probably the nearest equivalent that IE does support
(since IE 4) is <acronym>.

James Aylard

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