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Comment LC-1175: definition of acronym

From: Christophe Strobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:58:24 +0200
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

As I mentioned in the last editors' survey 
(http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/20060706editorz/results#x1175), the 
definition of acronym proposed in comment LC-1175 does not work: it covers 
abbreviations that are not acronyms (Mr in English, Me in French, Dr in 
English and Dutch, ...). For definitions of acronym, abbreviation and 
initialism, see the list I sent on 22 September 2005 at 
(and some comments in 
If you think we need a more precise definition of acronym, you can assign 
me an action item.



Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group on 
Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - 3001 Leuven-Heverlee - BELGIUM
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