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RE: Acronyms vs Abbreviations - was: New tool on Accessify - Acronym Generator

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 07:25:40 -0700
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At 04:27 AM 4/23/2003, Jon Hanna wrote:
> > So, I ask, What is the difference in the end result o using either bit of
> > mark up and if none that is sugnificant, since the objective is to get the
> > long form of either out, why not reduce it to one tag and call it
> > <shortform>?
>
>Or indeed just use <abbr> since there is no acronym that isn't also an
>abbreviation.

This is already planned for XHTML 2.0.
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-text.html#sec_8.1.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
w3c@accessibleinter.net
http://www.accessibleinter.net/ 
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2003 10:25:57 GMT

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