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

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 10:49:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: Kassia Krozser <ktwice@pandemic.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0510101049290.2455@smart.net>

On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Kassia Krozser wrote:

it's a word, pronounced   "beeb" ask any Englishman.

Bob


>
> 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.
> >
> >
>

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