Re: style query: casing of abbreviations

Subject: Re: style query: casing of abbreviations
From: "Chris Christner" <cchris -at- toptechwriter -dot- us>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:13:39 -0600


Hi Peter,

CAPS are used to avoid confusing acronyms/abbreviations with regular words
that are spelled the same. Q: Which word isn't an acronym or abbreviation:
"can not be too careful"
A: CAN NOT BE too CARE FUL (OK, I cheated on "careful")

--CHRIS

> Is it REALLY necesssary to use uppercase for abbreviations? Why shout?
>
> Sample sentences for comparison:
>
> When the actor is filled with true, the VCL attributes are verified.
> When the actor is filled with true, the vcl attributes are verified.
>
> Are technical publications ready to take this leap?

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