[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

tim tim at hyperlinkage.com
Sun Jan 28 18:31:02 CST 2007

Joel D Canfield wrote:
> acronym has come to have a wider meaning than just a pronouncable word
> like 'NATO' or 'radar'

Perhaps, but we are discussing how a screen reader will act when 
encountering an abbreviation or acronym on a web page.

Traditionally, acronyms are *pronouncable* words such as LASER and NASA, 
while an abbreviation such as NCB must be spoken as a series of letters. 
   As HTML provides us with two different elements, I think it's 
important to make this distinction.



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