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

bryan rasmussen wrote:
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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
Yes, but it isnt an abbreviation either.
That's right, Byran.  Am not saying it ("SOAP") is an abbreviation either.  From the tone of the spec, "SOAP" has just been "typedef"-ed as an atomic word.

But I brought the example up as I just didn't think Rick's examples of RADAR and LASER to justify pronunciation-based definition of acronyms can be broadly applied, at least already not in the immediate vicinity of W3 with SOAP v1.2's spec (am using "spec" assuming it is a widely understood abbreviation of "specification").

Chin Chee-Kai

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