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Re: Abbreviations and Acronyms

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil.kjernsmo@astro.uio.no>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:43:30 +0200 (MET DST)
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Thanks to everybody who has responded, it has been very illuminating.

If I have learned anything, then, as earlier mentioned by
John Whelan these two examples from the spec are wrong:
           <ABBR title="World Wide Web">WWW</ABBR>
           <ABBR lang="fr" 
                 title="Soci&eacute;t&eacute; Nationale des Chemins de Fer">
              SNCF
           </ABBR>
These are then not abbrevations, they are acronyms. Right?

So I think some changes are needed...

Then, there is the problem with pronouncing things letter by letter vs.
as a word, and the problem with things that should always be expanded. As
long as these problems are not addressed by the distinction between the
elements, I feel that there might not be a need for both elements.  

Best,

Kjetil
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