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Re: Deprecate <acronym>

From: Matthew Ratzloff <matt@builtfromsource.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:12:17 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <50932.76.104.145.55.1174756337.squirrel@webmail.builtfromsource.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

On Sat, March 24, 2007 9:56 am, Sandy Smith wrote:
>
> To mirror an earlier post, can someone explain what problem, exactly,
> that removing either <acronym> or <abbr> is trying to solve?
>
> Is it somehow terrifically expensive for UAs to support both?
>
> Is it because one or the other is often misused? And if so, what is
> the criteria for throwing out one of these versus another abused
> element, such as <table>?
>
> To my mind, the barrier for deprecating or removing an existing
> semantic, as opposed to presentational, tag from HTML should be very
> high.

Table continues to have value, whereas one of the two near-duplicate tags
(Abbr and Acronym) does not.  Acronym is a prime candidate for
deprecation.

But seriously, these two little tags should be the least of our concern at
this point.

-Matt
Received on Saturday, 24 March 2007 17:12:27 GMT

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