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

Crawford, Mark wrote:
> For semantically rich, avoid all uses of both acronyms and abbreviations as there is NEVER a guarantee of uniqueness.  If you insist, pick a dictionary (most consider the full version of the OED to be the most authoritative) and use its definition consistently. Everything else will just be opinions.
I understand your impatience with the thread, Mark.

BTW, what is the meaning of OED?  I thought you don't advocate use of 

Chin Chee-Kai

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