[thesite] Eliminating jargon in articles

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 8 15:19:53 CST 2001

> From: Madhu Menon <webguru at vsnl.net>
> What I'd like to do to partially fix the problem is to accept <ABBR>
> as legal HTML for articles. Then, whenever an abbreviation or acronym
> is used, we just add the <ABBR> tag to them. We can also style them so
> they have, say, a dotted underline. When someone hovers their mouse on
> them, it's explained to them. Simple.

good point... it's not verboten, but it could certainly be added to the 
code style guide... i'll get to it later on tomorrow... hopefully...
> PS: An acronym is an abbreviation that is pronounced as a word. So
> NASA is an acronym, while CNN is an abbreviation. Words like SQL and
> URL can be either.

URL is never an acronym...

those who use it as such should be shot...

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