[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

Austin Harris austin at dotmail.co.uk
Fri Jan 26 03:50:30 CST 2007

Morning all.

Just finishing off a(nother) "accessible*" form and have s few acronyms and abbreviations used in it.

I was just wondering if it is neccessary to repeat the use of the acronym tag if the acronym is used more than once on the page?

IE I have the term NCB used several times. Do I put the acronym tag round each one or just the first one? I can see the argument boths ways;

1. It will get really annoying to be told NCB means No Claims Bonus 4 times in a page.

2. If you skip some of the content, (and go past the first mention of NCB) then you wouldn't know what it meant.


*And yes I am aware of the irony of making a car insurance form usable to screen readers ;)

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