[PATCH] Add long comments to shared-mime-info XML file

Steve Kelem skelem at elementcxi.com
Thu Oct 13 08:37:26 PDT 2005

Dan Winship said the following on 10/13/2005 07:20 AM:

> Christian Neumair wrote:
>> Maybe you could come up with alternate proposals?
> Just kill off the acronym expansions completely. If the user doesn't 
> know what a CSS file is, telling them that it's a "Cascading Style 
> Sheet" is not really any more informative than telling them that it's 
> called a "Kaskadiĝanta Stilfolio" in Esperanto.
> -- Dan

I disagree.  Tellling the reader what an acronym means allows the reader 
to look it up, even if you don't provide a pointer to where to get more 
info.  Without the meaning of the acronym, the reader is stuck trying to 
figure out which, of many, acronyms is the right one.  Yes, expanding an 
acronym is tedious for someone, like people in this group, who already 
knows what it means.  But I don't think that we are the entire audience.


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