[whatwg] W3C compatibility

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 12 06:20:50 PST 2007

David Latapie wrote:

> The rationale was that the difference between <abbr> and <acronym> is 
> presentational. 

Hmm. Maybe it could be described as presentational, I'm not sure. I
thought the rationale was authors don't understand what acronyms are
because Miriam-Webster's definition is so misleading. <duck/>

> Consequently, what about a microformat?


<span class="ex-acronym">CERN</span>
<abbr title="Federal Bureau of Investigation"
<abbr title="National Aeronautics and Space Administration"
<abbr title="Lieutenant" class="contraction">Leut.</abbr>

Any others?

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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