Re: Deprecate <accronym> (was: Brainstorming - abbreviations)

On 3/23/07, Colin Lieberman <> wrote:
> So why kill acronym and not abbr? Semantically, abbreviation is the
> broader category. Not every acronym is an abbreviation.

Shouldn't abbreviation be defined as a shorten of a word or a group of word.

In HTML 4.01 :
    Indicates an abbreviated form (e.g., WWW, HTTP, URI, Mass., etc.).
    Indicates an acronym (e.g., WAC, radar, etc.).

And acronym can be seen as an abbreviated form (radar : RAdio
Detection And Ranging.)

The WHAT proposal
( could be
extended to every shortened text.

(And the Title attibute could be mandatory only for the first instance
of <abbr>term</abbr>)

Received on Saturday, 24 March 2007 17:34:34 UTC