[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

Bob Meetin ontheroad at frii.com
Fri Jan 26 10:58:07 CST 2007

Also to note, I haven't checked abbr, but I went though a little sanity 
check exercise a couple months back.  The text within the acronymn tag 
does not appear to get indexed by search engines. 

<acronym title="Search engine optimization">SEO</acronym>
<acronym title="PHP Hypertext Preprocessor">PHP</acronym>

These won't get you any extra mileage.


Austin Harris wrote:
> 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.
> Austin
> *And yes I am aware of the irony of making a car insurance form usable to screen readers ;)

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