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Re: Comment LC-1175: definition of acronym

From: Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 13:13:03 -0500
Message-ID: <44B298AF.2050204@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Christophe Strobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
CC: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Thanks Christophe. One of the definitions from your 22 September post 
combined with what we've got now yields the following:

acronym: abbreviation made from the initial letters or parts of a name 
or phrase that contains several words

I think this might address both issue 1175 and the concerns you've 



Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> 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 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005JulSep/att-0851/AbbreviationAcronym.html 
> (and some comments in 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005JulSep/0851.html).
> If you think we need a more precise definition of acronym, you can 
> assign me an action item.
> Regards,
> Christophe

Ben Caldwell | <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Trace Research and Development Center <http://trace.wisc.edu>
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