Rob (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:47:09 -0500

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From: "Rob" <>
To: wahlen@ph-cip.Uni-Koeln.DE (Holger Wahlen)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:47:09 -0500
Subject: Re: "ACRONYM"?

On Sat, 26 Jul 1997 wahlen@ph-cip.Uni-Koeln.DE (Holger Wahlen) wrote:

> Is there any reason why the HTML 4.0 draft refers to
> initialisms as "acronyms" and even names an element this way?
> [..]
> Any chance to change that part and the element name?
> <INITIALISM> ... </INITIALISM> may be a bit unhandy - <INIT>
> perhaps?

As far as it's concerned, ACRONYM = "Initialism" whereas a new word 
(such as "radar") is just a word.

Perhaps "initialisms", acronyms and abbreviations should be put under 
one type of "dictionary" element that defines all of those types and 

Robert Rothenburg Walking-Owl (
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