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Re: Abbreviations and Acronyms: [techs] Latest HTML Techniques Draft

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 13:02:07 +0100
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To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: Abbreviations and Acronyms: [techs] Latest HTML Techniques
Draft


<acronym
title="Organisation des Nations Unies"
xml:lang="fr">ONU</acronym>
(to be pronounced as words)

becomes in english

<abbr
title="United Nations"
xml:lang="en">UN</abbr>
(to be spelled out letter by letter)


Roberto Scano:
Hum... IMHO all the two text are acronym and not abbreviation. UN is not
abbreviation but Acronym... an abbreviation could be:

<abbr
title="Monday"
xml:lang="en">Mon.</abbr>

A question for clarify: the abbreviation must end with a . (eg., Mr.,
Mon., Jan., ...) ?
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