Re: [uf-discuss] ‘XHTML’ references to ‘HTML’
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Mon Nov 26 08:09:14 PST 2007
On 26 Nov 2007, at 15:55, Ciaran McNulty wrote:
> Is (X)HTML too unwieldy to
> be the global replacement?
I feel that ‘(X)HTML’ or ‘X/HTML’ in every instance would read
clumsily and uglify the text. It would be irritating to read an
entire document where every instance of a familiar and legible
abbreviation was peppered with parenthesis. I proposed having a
single ‘HTML and XHTML’ definition on the microformats wiki front
page, but it would be reasonable to say that the _first_ mention of
HTML on every wiki page should say ‘HTML and XHTML’ or ‘HTML or
XHTML’ as appropriate.
Having the first instance expanded is good practice for
abbreviations, so it would make sense to expand the first ‘HTML and
XHTML’ and use ‘HTML’ thereafter.
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