W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > January to March 2007

Re: Brainstorming - abbreviations

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:50:08 +0900
Message-ID: <45F9DBB0.3080909@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Robert Brodrecht <w3c@robertdot.org>
CC: asbjorn@ulsberg.no, public-html@w3.org
Robert Brodrecht schreef:
>> I don't find the difference between abbreviations and acronym important
>>  enough to maintain it in a technical standard as HTML. Thus, I suggest
>>  both be replaced with a single element:
>>    <short>
> That's a fine idea.  Basically, what you've done is thrown out both
> specific meanings in favor of an equally easy to type element.  You've
> made it very generic, and not used a term that is already tied to a
> specific grammatical idea.  Both are "short versions of longer terms."  If
> this change were made, I'd have little to argue about.  I could accept the
> "short" tag.

Yes, and it would not be backwards compatible with HTML4. That seems 
kind of unacceptable, especially given that we already have <abbr> for 


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san nan da!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Website: www.grauw.nl. Backbase employee; www.backbase.com.

Received on Thursday, 15 March 2007 23:50:43 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Thursday, 15 March 2007 23:50:43 GMT