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www/server fsf-html-style-sheet.html

From: Karl Berry
Subject: www/server fsf-html-style-sheet.html
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:57:10 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Karl Berry <karl>       10/04/22 16:57:10

Modified files:
        server         : fsf-html-style-sheet.html 

Log message:
        new recommendations for <abbr> and </acronym>, #563743


Index: fsf-html-style-sheet.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/server/fsf-html-style-sheet.html,v
retrieving revision 1.43
retrieving revision 1.44
diff -u -b -r1.43 -r1.44
--- fsf-html-style-sheet.html   22 Sep 2009 18:54:23 -0000      1.43
+++ fsf-html-style-sheet.html   22 Apr 2010 16:57:01 -0000      1.44
@@ -37,31 +37,24 @@
 <li>Good spelling is encouraged.</li>
-<li>The FSF will install only <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free 
software</a> on the GNU web server.
-We prefer that only <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free software</a>
-be used to develop content for the GNU web server.</li>
-<li>The GNU web server <strong>only</strong> lists and links
-<strong>only</strong> to <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free
-software</a>. The software's source code and executables have to be
-freely redistributable and modifiable to and by all people, companies,
-and organizations. If in doubt, ask <a
+<li>The GNU web server has only <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free
+software</a> available.  We prefer that only free software be used to
+develop content for the GNU web server.</li>
+<li>The GNU web server list an links
+<strong>only</strong> to free software. The software's source code and
+executables have to be freely redistributable and modifiable to and by
+all people and organizations. If in doubt, ask <a
 <li>The GNU web server gives priority to software covered by either
-the GNU General Public License or GNU Lesser General Public License,
-which is always listed first.</li>
+the GNU General Public License or GNU Lesser General Public
 <li>The GNU web server is interested first in content. Substance is
 more important than style. The use of graphics should be minimized so
 pages load fast over slow links. The GNU Project is for everyone, even
-those with slow Internet access or text-only WWW browsers.</li>
-<li>Often a page will start off with some links, then have the GNU
-text. The goal is to get each user quickly to what they want to find
-out, having most of the info on the first screen. This is similar to
-having the start of a menu within the first 24 lines of an Info
+those with slow Internet access or text-only browsers.</li>
 <li>Offer a document in as many formats as the GNU Project has it.
 For an example, see <a href="/copyleft/fdl.html">The GNU Free
@@ -94,11 +87,27 @@
 source</a> (with
 server-side includes intact).</li>
-<li>Acronyms and abbreviations should be added in the form where the
-first acronym or abbreviation in a section (e.g., under a heading) is
-displayed in full - &lt;acronym title="Alfred
-M. Szmidt"&gt;ams&lt;/acronym&gt; but later occurences would simply be
+  <ul>
+  <li>When an initialism may be unfamiliar to a reader, give its
+  expansion the first time it is used in a document, like this:
+  <tt>&lt;acronym title="Expanded Acronym"&gt;EA&lt;/acronym&gt;</tt>.
+  <li>For such a first occurrence, use <tt>&lt;acronym&gt;</tt> when the
+  initialism is pronounced as a word, e.g., &ldquo;NATO&rdquo;.  Use
+  <tt>&lt;abbr&gt;</tt> when each letter of the initialism is
+  pronounced, e.g., &ldquo;FBI&rdquo;.
+  <li>Further occurrences, in either case, should be written without any
+  markup: just &ldquo;<tt>EA</tt>&rdquo;.
+  <li>For common-enough initialisms, such as GNU, FSF, BSD, RAM, HTML,
+  DVD, and so on and so on, it is not necessary to provide the expansion
+  at all.  Use your judgement.
+  <li>There is much conflicting information about this in the standards
+  and on the web.  Again, use your judgement.
+  </ul>
 <li>Regarding character encoding, in general, the use of 8-bit
 Unicode makes life easy on our translators, so when using XHTML, UTF-8
@@ -106,9 +115,6 @@
 W3C recommendation and the appropriate character set respective to the
 language in question.</li>
-<li>We support the <a href="http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/";>Best
-Viewed with Any Browser</a> campaign, and WAI.</li>
 <li>Please be considerate of all who access our web pages, and
 accomodate them, including those who use text-only browsers, or old
 browsers. We wish to prevent HTML design that looks great under one
@@ -388,15 +394,14 @@
 README</a> for information on coordinating and submitting
 translations of this article.</p>
-<p>Copyright &copy; 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005,
-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.</p>
+<p>Copyright &copy; 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.</p>
 <p>Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are
 permitted worldwide, without royalty, in any medium, provided this
 notice, and the copyright notice, are preserved.</p>
 <p>Updated: <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2009/09/22 18:54:23 $
+$Date: 2010/04/22 16:57:01 $
 <!-- timestamp end --></p>

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