[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Fri Jan 26 21:49:56 CST 2007

On Jan 26, 2007, at 11:10 AM, Joel D Canfield wrote:

>> i can think of one which has ~three times~ as many syllables
>> when spoken as
>> the expression it stands for
> the point that the acronym question has been addressed in print for a
> couple hundred years is well taken, but the web isn't print, even when
> it comes to style. or maybe, *especially* when it comes to style.
> books don't have the multidimensional ability to refer to the full  
> text
> of an acronym every single time it's used without cluttering a  
> reader's
> vision. nor do they offer the ability to let the user choose whether
> they want acronyms expanded always, never, or on first use.

Nor does a printed web page!  Careful...


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