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

I think this is wrong here. If a word is started as an acronym that is
in the history of the word but it not necessarily the case that the
word must be an acronym for always thereafter.

Bryan Rasmussen

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
>> 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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