[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

Austin Harris austin at dotmail.co.uk
Fri Jan 26 10:31:52 CST 2007

Thanks for all the replies, the NCB one is an example, there are plenty of others that are longer.

They are referred to several times, (also columns in a table so repeated many times over - possibly 20 times!)

As some may have guessed this is an insurance site so there are others;

Third Party, Fire and Theft, Third Party, Fire and Theft Only etc etc.

If they are written out in full the information becomes cluttered and harder to read, (IMHO).


----- "Matt Warden" <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Steven Streight <steven.streight at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Many acronyms are for the site owner's convenience, and the users
> are
> > expected to learn them and get familiar with them, with no real
> benefit. No
> > Claims Bonus is so short, why use an acronym? To be perfectly clear
> at all
> > times, without being awkward and burdensome, I'd suggest NEVER using
> the
> > acronym. Always use No Claims Bonus in full.
> As always, absolutes are never right.
> There are plenty of acronyms that are more popular, well-known, and
> well-understood than their expanded equivalents. PHP, NASA, EKG, etc.
> -- 
> Matt Warden
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