On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 06:02:03PM +0000, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> In what way do you use <acronym> that makes it useful in an application ?
> Yes, I can see that it can be useful for speaking browsers etc. but I don't
> see how it's all that great for applications - I suppose if you have a page
> of labels and figures then it might be useful to use it to provide a
> floating explanation for the label. I've onlyu looked at <acronym> with
> Konqueror and IE5 and they both provide floating labels when you hover an
> <acronym> item but that behaviour is not part of the recommendation. Or
> perhaps you find it useful for some entirely different reason ?
I sorta use it for tooltips...for instance, if someone enters a name of a
host that is far too long (say 60 odd chars), my PHP clips it, ellides it,
and then wraps an acronym around it, so they can see what the full name
is, without screwing up the UI.
I do actually use it for explaining acronyms too :)
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