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Re: Deprecate <accronym> (was: Brainstorming - abbreviations)

From: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 12:07:29 +0100
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On 3/23/07, Colin Lieberman <colin@cactusflower.org> wrote:
> So why kill acronym and not abbr? Semantically, abbreviation is the
> broader category. Not every acronym is an abbreviation.

Shouldn't abbreviation be defined as a shorten of a word or a group of word.

In HTML 4.01 :
ABBR:
    Indicates an abbreviated form (e.g., WWW, HTTP, URI, Mass., etc.).
ACRONYM:
    Indicates an acronym (e.g., WAC, radar, etc.).

And acronym can be seen as an abbreviated form (radar : RAdio
Detection And Ranging.)

The WHAT proposal
(http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-abbr) could be
extended to every shortened text.

(And the Title attibute could be mandatory only for the first instance
of <abbr>term</abbr>)
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