Re: ABBR vs ACRONYM

Lawrence Lee (tomalak@dsoe.com)
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:22:20 -0800


Message-ID: <001601bd38e7$01d85ec0$dffdaecc@direct.ca.direct.ca>
From: "Lawrence Lee" <tomalak@dsoe.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:22:20 -0800
Subject: Re: ABBR vs ACRONYM

Hi Russel,

I think it's pretty clear if you look at the differences between the
definition of abbreviate and acronym... I guess you can use your own
judgement and then

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#h-9.2.1

ABBR:
Indicates an abbreviated form (e.g., WWW, HTTP, URI, Mass., etc.).
ACRONYM:
Indicates an acronym (e.g., WAC, radar, etc.).

The specs go into more detail with some examples of ABBR and ACRONYM at the
URL above. Maybe <INIT> for initaliasm should be added for clarity =)

Later,
Lawrence

-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org <www-html@w3.org>
Date: February 13, 1998 5:04 PM
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.
>