[whatwg] Abbreviations (was: W3C compatibility)
david at empyree.org
Mon Feb 12 15:11:57 PST 2007
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 20:19:00 +0000, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> 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.
We agree on this. I was just elaborating.
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