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

damn, I see now there were parts of that message that were
unforgivably underabbreviated.

Bryan Rasmussen

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 1:01 PM, bryan rasmussen
<rasmussen.bryan@gmail.com> wrote:
> IMHO ISO's OOXML/ODF XML standardization process, with too many AMDs
> of various NBs has made a mockery of any sort of IS effort. As to
> whether or not XML, SOAP, etc. etc. are abbrevs or acros I refer to
> the AAAAA for final determination. I will debate this issue A3! I am
> ACORN AATK as my FBI records will no doubt confirm.
> B.R.
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:48 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "SOAP" was coined as an acronym. Some people use it as an acronym
>>> now, but others do not.
>>> Another example of the is Ecma. It used to be ECMA, short for a phrase, but
>>> now they have a less European bias it is just a name and not short for
>>> anything, according to them.
>> I used to laugh to myself in meetings where managers would shout
>> acronyms across the table at each other but not be able to tell you
>> the words the acronyms were short for...
>> I guess it doesn't really matter, as long as everyone knows what is
>> meant when the acronym is said then it has served its purpose.  At
>> which point, you could argue that the acronym has graduated into a
>> word.
>> To go back to the point of the thread, doesn't it depend on what the
>> browers do with <abbr> and <acronym> ?  Go with whichever does what
>> you want...
>> --
>> Andrew Welch
>> http://andrewjwelch.com
>> Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/
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