Re: ABBR vs ACRONYM

David Norris (kg9ae@geocities.com)
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 20:17:58 -0500


Message-Id: <199802140117.RAA18408@geocities.com>
From: "David Norris" <kg9ae@geocities.com>
To: <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>,
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 20:17:58 -0500
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.980213192157.13671A-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: RE: ABBR vs ACRONYM

It states very clearly, I think.  Look in section 9.2.1 of the HTML 4.0
specs.  ABBR would be used for something that you pronounce each letter,
like H T T P.  Acronym would be used for something that you pronounce as a
word, like RADAR, (RAdio Direction And Ranging, If I remember)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor
> Sent: Friday, February 13, 1998 7:23 PM
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: ABBR vs ACRONYM
>
>
> I'm a little unsure of when to use ABBR and when to use ACRONYM.  The
> specs weren't clear on this.  Maybe it was unclear to avoid controversy.
>
> --
> Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
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