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Re: Deprecate <acronym>

From: Colin Lieberman <colin@cactusflower.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:02:10 -0700
Message-ID: <46055992.5070008@cactusflower.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Sandy Smith <ssmith@forumone.com>, public-html@w3.org

I'd add that it's also good house keeping. Two elements don't serve any 
purpose, so if we're re-spec'ing the language anyway, why not drop one?

Anne's point is also a good one. For many authors, when there is such 
ambiguity in the language, they may very well not bother at all. Making 
HTML simpler and easier to understand (where possible) can only increase 
the usage of this kind of bonus-markup.

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 17:56:04 +0100, Sandy Smith <ssmith@forumone.com> 
> wrote:
>> To mirror an earlier post, can someone explain what problem, exactly, 
>> that removing either <acronym> or <abbr> is trying to solve?
> 
> It removes the confusion authors have when trying to find out which one 
> to pick.
> 
> 
> --Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
> 
> 
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