[whatwg] Acronyms & Abbreviations whatwg Digest, Vol 33, Issue 90
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Dec 13 09:49:33 PST 2007
Dnia 13-12-2007, Cz o godzinie 10:27 +0000, Smylers pisze:
> Krzysztof ??elechowski writes:
> > Dnia 12-12-2007, ??r o godzinie 08:59 +0000, Ian Hickson pisze:
> > > Most people don't mark up abbreviations or acronyms at all, they
> > > only mark them up at all to give the expansions generally. And for
> > > this purpose, it doesn't really matter which is which (not to
> > > mention that different people disagree on which is which -- I say
> > > "ess quere ell" and "ewe are ell", others say "sequel" and "earl").
> > ... I hardly see any valid disagreement.
> Your saying "valid" suggests you do see significant disagreement that
> you consider to be "invalid". While it's invalid in your eyes, it's
> presumably valid to the person making it -- which proves Ian's point
> that people differ on these definitions.
A disagreement about how one pronounces SQL is invalid because however
it is pronounced, it is an acronym.
A valid disagreement would be whether SQL is an acronym or an
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