Wrong by definition

Subject: Wrong by definition
From: Stuart Burnfield <sburnf -at- au1 -dot- ibm -dot- com>
To: austechwriter -at- freelists -dot- org, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 13:19:12 +0800

About three-quarters of the way through this article there's an example of
a sort of pop-up glossary.

If you hover the pointer over the underlined term "IP", a definition is
displayed rather like a tooltip. Looking at the page source, this is
achieved through a tag like this:
<acronym title="Internet Protocol">IP</acronym>

The intention is good, but unfortunately in this case the definition is
wrong--IP refers to intellectual property. Winning idea, losing
performance, as my old boss used to say.

I think the technique has promise, but as this example shows... check your
work! check your work! check your work!



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