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

>(and ANSI) standard for the language.

Which BTW is another acronym :-

>Several products have names that include "SQL" and say that the 
>letters stand for something, usually "Structured Query Language" 
(sometimes "Standard Query Language").

>When people insist to me that 
it must be an acronym, I tell them 
>(inspired by GNU) that it stands 
for "SQL Query Language", which is 
>IMHO an acronym and not an 

So being picky the former could be considered a 
retconned acronym while the latter is a recursive one.

Well this 
thread is quite fun, and is underlining the fundamental role of 
acronyms and abbreviations in IT and standards.


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