[thelist] Acronym and abbr tags

Steven Streight steven.streight at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 20:17:51 CST 2007

That makes sense, acronym vs. abbreviation in HTML.

On 1/28/07, tim <tim at hyperlinkage.com> wrote:
> Joel D Canfield wrote:
> > acronym has come to have a wider meaning than just a pronouncable word
> > like 'NATO' or 'radar'
> Perhaps, but we are discussing how a screen reader will act when
> encountering an abbreviation or acronym on a web page.
> Traditionally, acronyms are *pronouncable* words such as LASER and NASA,
> while an abbreviation such as NCB must be spoken as a series of letters.
>    As HTML provides us with two different elements, I think it's
> important to make this distinction.
> Tim
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