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

Gregory Martin Pfeil (pfeilgm@jmu.edu)
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 22:18:49 -0400


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Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 22:18:49 -0400
From: Gregory Martin Pfeil <pfeilgm@jmu.edu>
To: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
CC: "Alan J. Flavell" <flavell@mail.cern.ch>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: <acronym? [was: www-html archives ]

Brian Kelly wrote:
> 
> > Well, In the HTML4.0 draft I was surprised to see the way that the term
> > "acronym" was being interpreted.
> 
> Re. the discussion on acronyms and initialisms, what is VRML (Virtual
> Reality Markup Language)?  The VRML FAQ (F-AY-QUEUE or Fack?) states that
> this should be pronounced "vermel".  However most people I know in the UK
> treat it like HTML and spell out the initials. I don't know anyone who
> pronounces HTML as "hit-mell", although URL is pronounced YOU-ARE-ELL
> and "earl" (the latter seems to be favoured by many Scots I know).

I tend to spell out most acronyms.  One in particular that I fight about
is SQL (not pronounced "sequel").  Anyway, just thought you might like
to know that VRML means "virtual reality MODELING language", just
nitpicking - rather unimportant.

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