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Tooltips for Acronyms

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I love <acronym title="Cascading Style Sheets">CSS</acronym>.


  1. TeMc
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    I never heard of the acronym-tag, thought abbr-element was made for this.

    Atleast, acronym doesn’t have styling by default in Firefox/Safari (ie. question cursor and dotted underline), where abbr(evation) has !

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    Eitherway, thanks :)
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    PS: Is there a difference between the

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      My understanding is that one of these will be depreciated in html5. I don’t remember which one it is, though.

    • David
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      The acronym tag is deprecated use “abbr” tag instead :)

  2. Acronyms and Abbreviations are different. This looked to have some good definitions

  3. Vas
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    Thanks a lot :)

  4. Falkon
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    one question; how can you make a tooltip for navigation-bar like in Yahoo? when mouse over you have the tool tip that explains the content of that page before choosing that link in a nav-bar.

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    <acronym> is obsolete.

    Use <abbr> instead.

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