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Re: abbr and acronym

From: Nicholas Shanks <contact@nickshanks.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 19:30:14 +0100
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To: www-html@w3.org
On 26 Mar 2007, at 18:20, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Mar 2007, Tina Holmboe wrote:
>
>>  However, unless we actually /structurally/ differentiate between
>>  an acronym and an abbreviation there is no way that any browser can
>>  render them differently, aurally or otherwise.
>
> Why would that matter? An acronym is, by definition, a word. Why  
> would you need to specify that a word be rendered as a word? You  
> might say that it might be written in uppercase, e.g. "NATO", but  
> so might any word, when PEOPLE JUST SHOUT.

It is also BBC house policy to render acronyms in lower case with an  
initial capital: NASA → Nasa, FEMA → Fema, PPARC → PParc …

- Nicholas.

Received on Monday, 26 March 2007 18:31:26 GMT

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