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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] acronyms, abbreviations, definitions

Hello David,

> I once started to implement an acronym expanding xslt with the idea that I could write <acronym>TLA</acronym> and have the first occurrence automatically be expanded to "TLA (Three Letter Acronym)". Things were going fine till I hit "GNU" and ended up with GNU (GNU (GNU (...) is not Unix) is not Unix) ;-)
That of course is not what one would want to happen - what an example :)

> You might check out the Glossary database feature: http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/GlossDatabase.html
Thanks for pointing me at this - the mechanism may be a good (or even 
improved) substitute for the XHTML <dfn/>, especially if we try to 
assist people with cognitive disabilities in understanding texts - in 
German (the language our project is dealing most with), there's a 
science of its own determining what are "hard" words; these could be 
dealt with in this way, increasing the accessibility of texts not 
translated into "easy language"...


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