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Re: Acronyms and abbreviations

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From: Sam Buchanan
Date: Mar 28, 2002 2:07PM


Ineke van der Maat wrote:
> I don't know why the difference between an acronym and an
> abbreviation is so difficult to understand... I saw that the W3C
> even does not understand it completely.. ..

Probably because people often think of abbreviations as being
something like "lbs." or "St." I know I do. For what it's worth, this
message on a W3C list cleared up the issue for me:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/1998Feb/0029.html


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