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

> 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").

You can't change a word's history by diktat from above. The dictionary
definition is useful here: it's an acronym if that's how the word was
originally formed, even if its "owners" dislike the fact.

Michael Kay

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