Re: <acronym? [was: www-html archives ]

Alan J. Flavell (flavell@mail.cern.ch)
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 00:11:47 +0200 (METDST)


Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 00:11:47 +0200 (METDST)
From: "Alan J. Flavell" <flavell@mail.cern.ch>
To: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: <acronym? [was: www-html archives ]
In-Reply-To: <33DFB4CC.EF7ABBE@technologist.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.A41.3.95a.970731000504.43410A-100000@sp067>

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Paul Prescod wrote:

> Where I come from, IBM and CNE are both TLAs:

indeed they are

> "Three Letter Acronyms".

Where I come from, TLA stands for three letter _abbreviation_.

One positive feature: even though you disagree with your dictionary,
you said nothing that debars acronyms from being pronounced.  So on
that point you must agree that the HTML4.0 draft is wrong, even if
we'd have to differ on the other parts of the issue.