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   Re: Id vs. ID in SAX

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  • From: Toby Speight <Toby.Speight@streapadair.freeserve.co.uk>
  • To: "XML developers' list" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 09 Mar 2000 21:33:48 +0000

Jmbolles> jmbolles <URL:mailto:jmbolles@thoughtworks.com>

0> In article
0> <OF06038D94.8A073276-ON8625689D.0066175D@thoughtworks.com>,
0> Jmbolles wrote:

Jmbolles> The difference is Id is an abbreviation, where as URL is an
Jmbolles> acronym.

1. Acronyms are by definition initialisms, therefore abbreviations.

2. It's debatable whether ID is an initialism, as it's more than the
   first letter of IDentifier.

3. Both ID and URL are pronounced as initials and as words, often by
   the same people (I know I'm not consistent in my everyday speech).


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