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    I’d like to ask about the <abbr> tag in HTML. I’m wondering whether it really should be used, and if yes then when exactly you should use it.

    Adding title attributes to <abbr> sounds like a really good idea but such titles are inaccessible on touch screen devices and, as far as I know, are also ignored by screen readers unless specifically enabled in the screen reader settings.

    Does adding <abbr> to any abbreviation help screen readers to read letters individually instead of treating it as one word?

    To be more specific, on my website there are a lot of computer related abbreviations like LAN, DNS, DHCP, WMI, etc. Should I use <abbr> for each of them or just leave them alone?


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