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Re: 'acronym' semantics

From: Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 01:36:59 +0200
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200304110137.00398.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>

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Hello Etan,

Am Freitag, 11. April 2003 01:23 schrieb Etan Wexler:
> Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote to <mailto:www-html@w3.org> on
> 2003-04-10 07:06 in "Re: 'acronym' semantics"
>
> (<mid:200304101606.50554.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>):
> > Is XML an acronym or not? At least it is a name of a language.
> > Some say it is  (I'd also say that), and some say it isn't.
>
> I do not understand the relevance of being the name of a language. The
> matter is settled simply: do we pronounce "XML" like "eks em ell" or like
> "ksimmill"?
being spoken or spelled-out is not the difference between an acronym and an 
abbreviation. I myself fell on that. But acronym just means short name, so it 
is a shortened name for something, no matter how you spell or pronounce it.


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