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Re: [StrongED] Re: URL recognition

On 12/06/18 17:32, Jim Nagel wrote:

As for "www", send it the way of the dinosaurs.  Who was the hero who
invented an abbreviation that has nine times as many syllables as what
it stands for (web)

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It stands for world wide web - so it's three times as many syllables. </alert>

I'm not sure what the objection is to its use in print, though, because it's very easy to type and isn't particularly long. And as this thread shows, it makes it easier for programs such as StrongED to recognise it for what it is.

 and is so ugly to say that

...some people (including me) just say "wuh wuh wuh".

Well, sometimes, anyway - it largely depends on the person I'm saying it to.

Vince M Hudd - Soft Rock Software   - www.softrock.co.uk
               RISCOSitory          - www.riscository.com

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