[whatwg] Abbreviations (was: W3C compatibility)

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 12 12:19:00 PST 2007

David Latapie wrote:

> Until lexicalisation comes into play. Lexicalisation is the fact that a 
> word becomes so used that it is not considered an abbreviation anymore 
> - example include BARBARA from the alchemists and more recently, LASER.

The traditional way of approaching this is not to mark it up at all. As
there's no issue with pronunciation (so long as it's written "laser" not
"LASER") and there's no excuse for general words not to be in UA
dictionaries that seems like a reasonable solution.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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