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

In article <48B3C8B2.6030202@softml.net> you write:

>Sorry, Michael, I didn't change that but just following spec.  If we 
>follow dictionary definitions in English,
>the corresponding thing to do in standards would be to follow 
>specification, or change/update/correct it if
>it gets outdated.  Until the spec gives an amendment like what you 
>mentioned, we're stuck with pronouncing
>"SOAP" (as in "soap powder") but not giving its long-form words as found 
>in v1.1.

The W3C has no authority to decide on the English language.  It can
only issue recommendations, so we're not stuck with anything.

The SOAP spec may be evidence of the history of the word, and of the
intention of its authors, but that's all.

 -- Richard
Please remember to mention me / in tapes you leave behind.

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