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Re: acronym and abbreviation markup - insert full stops??

From: Kassia Krozser <ktwice@pandemic.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 07:46:56 -0700
Message-ID: <434A7EE0.8070908@pandemic.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

In real-life usage, most people consider this an acronym, though some 
might sit back and think, hmmm, looks like an abbreviation to me. I 
don't know of mark-up for initialisms, so the choice seems to be to not 
do anything or to use <acronym>. Getting non-technical users to insert 
proper codes for content is difficult enough without adding a debate 
about semantics.

David Woolley wrote:
>>For example <acronym>B.B.C</acronym> for BBC.
> To re-raise an old chestnut, BBC is not an acronym in the British 
> English definition of acronym.
Received on Monday, 10 October 2005 14:47:01 UTC

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