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

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 08:23:16 -0000
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A practical note.  If we're all struggling so much to decide what is an
acronym vs. abbreviation (vs sigle, vs aposcope,...) what chance do we
have that people in general creating pages will manage to use a
consistent approach.  And how much will they care?

I'm for a single concept that indicates "this stands for a longer word
or phrase".  I'm happy to call that an abbreviation using the less
technical sense of that word.

RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Roberto Scano 
> - IWA/HWG
> Sent: 11 December 2003 22:29
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Abbreviations and Acronyms: [techs] Latest HTML 
> Techniques Draft
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
> To: <www-html@w3.org>
> Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.orgw3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 8:39 PM
> Subject: Re: Abbreviations and Acronyms: [techs] Latest HTML 
> Techniques Draft
> 
> 
> * acronyme  n. m.
> . 1970; english. acronym < word composed with Initials or 
> syllabs or syllabs of several words >, from acro- and -onym < 
> nom >, d'apr. homonym
> 
> Roberto:
> So.... the example in HTML 4:
> 
> <ABBR title="World Wide Web">WWW</ABBR>
> 
> is wrong :) WWW is Acronym, not abbr...
> 
> 
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