Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 15:00:51 +0200 (MET DST) From: "Martin J. Duerst" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Dave Raggett <email@example.com> cc: Holger Wahlen <wahlen@ph-cip.Uni-Koeln.DE>, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: "ACRONYM"? In-Reply-To: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970728070739.-148885B-100000@holly> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970728150008.245u-100000@enoshima> On Mon, 28 Jul 1997, Dave Raggett wrote: > In the short term, it would be better to be able to indicate in > the markup that an abbreviation/acronym should be pronounced by > speaking each of the letters in turn rather than treating it as a > word. The most obvious name is SPELLOUT which according to the > Oxford English dictionary "make out (words etc.) letter by letter". > Perhaps the HTML 4.0 spec should replace ACRONYM by a new > attribute on SPAN, e.g. > > The <span spellout>BBC</span> tonight reported heavy > shelling on the Boznian capital. Wouldn't that make it a presentational attribute, rather suited for CSS than for HTML? Regards, Martin.