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Re: [whatwg] acronym - Proposal for re-instating

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:02:59 +0200
To: Willabee Wombat <willabeewombat@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20121015180259.12d668d5@desudesudesu>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
Willabee Wombat <willabeewombat@gmail.com> schrieb am Mon, 15 Oct 2012
16:40:11 +0100:

> Please see http://forums.whatwg.org/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5081 for
> the background of my request to have <acronym> added to the HTML5
> spec.
> 
> 
> 
> *Summary*
> 
> Without getting into all of the discussions about what is an
> abbreviation and what is an acronym, I would like to propose the
> <acronym> element be added to the semantics of HTML5 with a clear
> indication of its semantic use;
> 
> […]

I just found <http://camendesign.com/code/using-abbr> where it is
suggested to use an abbr element without a title attribute to indicate
that the abbreviation “is unpronouncable as a word”.

<http://camendesign.com/abbr_redux> backtracks: “Do not use [abbr] on
initialisms that are spoken letter-by-letter”, “Only use abbr without a
title on initialisms that should be pronounced as written rather than
read out letter-by-letter”.

Is this acceptable?

-- 
Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
<http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
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