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Re: [xml-dev] Is "XML" an abbreviation or an acronym?

This is how the dictionary (ref: www.dictionary.com) defines,
"abbreviation" and "acronym".

abbreviation - a shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase,
used to represent the whole, as Dr. for Doctor, lb. for pound.

acronym - a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters
of words in a set phrase or series of words, as OPEC from Organization
of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

so I would say, "XML" is an abbreviation.

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 5:43 PM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Is "XML" an abbreviation or an acronym?
> In an XHTML document, should "XML" be marked up like this:
>   <abbr title="Extensible Markup Language">XML</abbr>
> or like this:
>   <acronym title="Extensible Markup Language">XML</acronym>
> Thanks!
> /Roger

Mukul Gandhi

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