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

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 07:16:28 -0500
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Le 11 déc. 2003, à 07:02, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG a écrit :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., ...) ?

See HTML 4.01
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/text.html#edef-ABBR

Examples from the spec
==========================
Here are some sample uses of ABBR:
   <P>
   <ABBR title="World Wide Web">WWW</ABBR>
   <ABBR lang="fr"
         title="Soci&eacute;t&eacute; Nationale des Chemins de Fer">
      SNCF
   </ABBR>
   <ABBR lang="es" title="Do&ntilde;a">Do&ntilde;a</ABBR>
   <ABBR title="Abbreviation">abbr.</ABBR>
==========================

You can add on the top of that for example, that you have in fact in 
french, three different things

	abbreviation, acronyms and "sigle". I'm pretty sure in other languages 
you must have very different models too.




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