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

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 12:17:32 -0400 ()


Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 12:17:32 -0400 ()
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: Aymeric Poulain Maubant <Aymeric.PoulainMaubant@enst-bretagne.fr>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: [HTML 4.0 draft] (further) comments on ACRONYM
In-Reply-To: <199707101435.QAA18931@melimelo.enst-bretagne.fr>
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On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Aymeric Poulain Maubant wrote: 

> Numerous comments have already been done here on the ACRONYM
> element. 

Compression will help when a given acronym occurs repeatedly
in the same document.  Another approach would be to use
a LINK to a dictionary of acronyms, as has been suggested
for abbreviations.

Dictionaries in principle can also be used to associating
hypertext links with terms appearing in documents. This was
the subject of a talk at the recent Web conference (WWW6)
in San Jose.

How to get this deployed though ...?

Regards,

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