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2014.03.20 11:53 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by John Brown
2014.03.20 12:05 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by Toby Thain
2014.03.20 12:33 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by Leonard Rosenthol

2014.03.20 11:53 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by John Brown

On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:09:09 +0000, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:

> Just because it’s on Wikipedia does not make it correct. 

The article says (and I see that it has been edited recently - maybe in response to Konstantin's suggestion?):

 "The format... *had* (my emphasis) the name TIFF as the acronym  for (Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)) [2] ..." and it  goes on to say in the footnote that "Version 6 (1993) of the TIFF  specification dropped... all references to TIFF being an acronym".

This agrees with what you are saying, but perhaps the historical meaning of TIFF should be in the fine print and the current meaning should be in the main article.

John Brown.