Re: [HTML 4.0 draft] (further) comments on ACRONYM

Rob (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:48:02 -0500

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To: Aymeric Poulain Maubant <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:48:02 -0500
Subject: Re: [HTML 4.0 draft] (further) comments on ACRONYM

Aymeric Poulain Maubant writes on Thu, 10 Jul 1997:

> Numerous comments have already been done here on the ACRONYM element.
> It still seems to me that this element misses an attribute... But
> first of all, the relevant extract from the draft :

> The missing attribute should be something like 'acr' (short
> for acronym, but a better choice may exist). The following
>      lang="fr"
>      acr="sncf"
>      title="Soci&eacute;t&eacute; Nationale de Chemins de Fer">
>      SNCF
>   </ACRONYM>
> and then, the following sequences of HTML code would be interpreted
> as expected :

Why not ID="sncf" instead?

>   The <ACRONYM acr="sncf"></ACRONYM> is a Society dealing with
>   trains, railways, cows and trainspotting, while the <ACRONYM
>   acr="sncf2"></ACRONYM> is a method for crypting documents in
>   such a manner that even 1000 DEC Alphas working together during

Blarg! Nothing will show up in browsers that do not recognize it.


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