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Re: Comment LC-1175: definition of acronym

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:50:00 +0200
Message-ID: <44BB4128.5090209@w3development.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Gez Lemon wrote:

> 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.

AFAIK, the definition of what is an acronym depends on the language. 
There has been lots of discussion on this e.g. on the www-html list. And 
as you probably know, the current XHTML 2.0 draft does not have an 
acronym element any more.
-- 
Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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