APLN Moderator

I would caution against using the abbr element with the title attribute (especially for text that is not an abbreviation since that might mislead the reader). According to DAISY Knowledge Base:

“A drawback of using the abbr element is that the expansion may only be available to users of assistive technologies. Although using the title attribute will produce a tooltip when a mouse is hovered over the abbreviation, readers may not be using a reading system with a pointing device.”

For AT users, the repetition of the text in the title attribute followed by the text content it elaborates on might hinder the reading experience.

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