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RE: ABBR and ACRONYM

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 17:37:39 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980130173739.0098bde0@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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At 10:24 AM 30/01/98 -0500, Matthew Lye wrote:
>Apologies, but this strikes me as a really neat problem.  For many 
>acronyms a simple check of the phonemics (?) can determine whether it 
>should be parsed as a word or as 'letter-spelling'.

An acronym should, by definition, be pronounced as a word.

>Other acronyms may 
>require interpretation once or always:  'RAM', for instance, might be 
>read as 'Random Access Memory' the first time [with a little client-level 

>semantic sugaring:  "...Random Access Memory, known as RAM,...".  I 
>assume the tag supports a reference to the full word?

<ACRONYM title="Random Access Memory">RAM</ACRONYM>

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