[whatwg] Acronyms (Was: Video proposals)
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 12 01:07:49 PST 2007
On Fri, 16 Mar 2007, Robert Brodrecht wrote:
> Something that is bugging me over on the W3C HTMLWG mailing list is the
> want to drop <acronym> in favor of <abbr>. I'm emotionally attached to
> <acronym>. I use it a lot, and really do feel like it is semantically
> different from <abbr>. Asbjørn Ulsberg suggest replacing both with
> <short>. 
If it helps you deal with the way the spec is written, you could pretend
that <acronym> and <abbr> were both merged into one element <short>, and
that that element was later renamed <abbr>...
> The idea was a relief because it made the tag MUCH more generic and (now
> that I think about it) could have more accurate and broader references
> (e.g. microformats use <abbr> for shorter date format, but <short> would
> make more sense).
We have <time> for that now.
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