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Re: abbr and acronym

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 17:46:49 +0000
Message-ID: <46056409.9040200@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA wrote:
> 	I use both the abbr and the acronym extensively.  What is the reasoning
> for not retaining acronym in XHTML 2?
> 
> 	http://www.smackthemouse.com/20040108#h2-1 says ‘I am not going to
> repeat all the arguments why it is impossible to distinguish between
> ABBR and ACRONYM in any sensible way that is workable for web page
> authors. This discussion is now history.’ without providing any
> reference.

All acronyms are just a subset of abbreviations, so there's no need for 
an extra element.

P
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