Re: Inconsistent "<acronym>" use

From: Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)sraoss(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us
Cc: bruce(at)momjian(dot)us, noah(at)leadboat(dot)com, ishii(at)sraoss(dot)co(dot)jp, pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Inconsistent "<acronym>" use
Date: 2021-01-11 02:39:20
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> I'm with Noah: small caps are *not* an improvement, they're just
> distractingly fussy. I note that the authors of the stylesheets
> we use seem to agree, because AFAICS <acronym> is not rendered
> specially in either HTML or PDF output.
> Given this advice, I'd be inclined to just remove
> our use of <acronym> altogether. Although, since it isn't actually
> making any difference, it's not clear that it's worth doing anything.
> The largest effect of trying to standardize (in either direction)
> would be to create back-patching hazards for docs fixes.

Yeah, simple grep showed that there are almost 1k lines using
<acronym>. I agree that the pain caused by fixing all of them is much
larger than the benefit to standardize the usage of <acronym>.
Tatsuo Ishii
SRA OSS, Inc. Japan

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