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

Chin Chee-Kai wrote:
> Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> So I think it is futile to discern acronymicity from merely looking 
>> at the letters: it is how they get read that is the determining 
>> factor. So RADAR and LASER are definitely acronyms because we 
>> conventionally read them aloud as words perfectly easily.
> How'bout SOAP in v1.2?  It is a pronounceable acronym in v1.1 but has 
> been explicitly declared as a non-acronym in v1.2  (Ref:   
> http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part1/   under Section 1. Introduction's 
> "Note").
SOAP passes the "nym" test (a readable word-oid) but not the "acro" test 
(initial letters/sounds from some longer phrase).

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