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RE: Comment LC-1175: definition of acronym

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 17:31:05 -0500
To: "'Gez Lemon'" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "'Ben Caldwell'" <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: "'Christophe Strobbe'" <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006d01c6a85e$5d52af90$6401a8c0@NC6000BAK>

Thanks Gez,

I think that helps a lot.  With a couple examples like  SCUBA and LASAR it
should be clear. 

Normally I lead the charge for removing any words from appendix that are
used in the same way they are defined in any dictionary.  In this case
though, (after checking a bunch of dictionaries), I find that the
definitions in many dictionaries are either not quite accurate (on-line
dictionaries) or misleading unless you already know what the word means.

So I think I might suggest keeping this one - now that it seems to be in
good shape and understandable. 



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Gez Lemon
> Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 5:00 PM
> To: Ben Caldwell
> Cc: Christophe Strobbe; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Comment LC-1175: definition of acronym
> Hi Ben,
> On 10/07/06, Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu> wrote:
> > 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 
> > described.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> That's a definition of an initialism. Acronyms are like 
> initialisms, except they can be pronounced as a word. Can we 
> add, "pronounced as a word" to the end? Otherwise, can we 
> follow Jason's advice and remove the definition from the 
> glossary, as it's not essential to understand the difference 
> for accessibility?
> acronym:  An abbreviation made from the initial letters or 
> parts of a name or phrase that contains several words, 
> pronounced as a word.
> Best regards,
> Gez
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