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Re: Acronyms vs Abbreviations - was: New tool on Accessify - Acronym Generator

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 09:24:00 -0700
Cc: Lauke PH <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, "Ian Lloyd (Accessify.com)" <accessify@yahoo.co.uk>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Message-Id: <FD68F7F0-75A7-11D7-AC2F-000393D9E692@idyllmtn.com>

On Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 04:18 AM, David Poehlman wrote:

> from the dictionary:
Yeah, but the people writing the HTML spec didn't consult a dictionary
-- and they are normative for HTML, while the dictionary is not.

Ergo, we are stuck with the broken and incorrect HTML spec definitions
of <acronym> and <abbr>, not the normal English language defs.


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