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Re: Acronyms and Abbreviations

From: Neil Gulati <ngulati@scu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 11:23:32 +1000 (EST)
Message-Id: <199910250123.LAA30919@cyclops.scu.edu.au>
To: www-html@w3.org
>So it's
>still not too late to clear things up: deprecate ACRONYM, and rewrite
>http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#edef-ABBR
>so that it discusses abbreviations in general, with no attempt to
>distinguish between acronyms and other abbreviations.
Hurrah!


>As I see it, the existence of both ACRONYM and ABBR only adds to the
>confusion, and it serves no (or very little compared to all the
>confusion) purpose to have it like that. Since acronyms seems to be a
>subset of abbrevations, ACRONYM should be deprecated. A discussion on
>whether a ABBR should have a TYPE-attribute might be interesting, however.  
Hurrah!


>I think it is time to get rid of this debate. It's now boring, irritating
>and pointless.
Hurrah!


Thanks to Marina Tadiello and John Whelan for educating me.
Neil
Received on Sunday, 24 October 1999 21:22:27 GMT

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