A few weeks ago, I had a discussion with Guy Leo of Galileo IMS, a friend of mine who does some work with the USBSF. We were discussing how to identify an acronym in a press release I was writing. Guy wanted me to do the traditional thing which is to identify the acronym by following it with the expanded phrase immediately following the first use in a document.
As a bit of an HTML prude, I think that’s pretty FUBAR, or Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition.
The code looks like this, if you’re interested:
<acronym title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</acronym>
If you’re really interested, this tag falls in the category of phrase elements. Phrase elements add structural information to text fragments, according to the documentation.
The other phrase elements are:
The USBSFsite is at http://www.usbsf.com/.