ISSUE-44: [oops] Definitions and Abbreviations Cross-Referencing

DFN/ABBR Cross-Referencing

[oops] Definitions and Abbreviations Cross-Referencing

Raised by:
Dan Connolly
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Definitions and Abbreviations cross-referencing. Provide a more complete and compact markup syntax for associating definitions, terms, variables, proper names and abbreviated forms. Also promote greater user enhancements within UA implementations for such semantics by automatically generating document subject and name indexes, glossaries and interactive UI for these semantics.

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(issue raised on behalf of Robert J. Burns)
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  1. ISSUE-44 (DFN/ABBR Cross-Referencing): Definitions and Abbreviations Cross-Referencing [HTML 5 spec] (from on 2008-05-28)

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See also the thread on discretion when adding issues. and

Dan Connolly, 13 Jun 2008, 17:45:35

Noting for the record that I've reviewed this issue to see if/how it relates to accessibility concerns and found that it has nothing at all to do with accessibility.

Michael[tm] Smith, 16 Jun 2008, 10:04:15

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