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'acronym' semantics

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 02:54:35 -0700
To: Simon Jessey <simon@jessey.net>, www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <BABA7C00.DA2%ewexler@stickdog.com>

Simon Jessey wrote to <mailto:www-html@w3.org> on 9 April 2003 in "Re:
[XHTML2] Poor little old <a>"
(<mid:000601c2fefa$acf37270$6401a8c0@Simon2S0JP11>):

> It pains me to think I'll have to markup
> all my acronyms as abbreviations

All of your acronyms are abbreviations, by definition. The 'acronym' element
type has exactly the same fundamental semantics as the 'abbr' element type
has. The 'acronym' element type merely adds the presentational hint,
"Pronounce like a normal word".

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Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
Received on Thursday, 10 April 2003 05:55:03 GMT

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