HTML for AWOL Acronym

when AWOL means Absent Without Official Leave

New! Now updated with the inheritance rules for the title attribute in HTML 5

The easiest way to create HTML code indicating that the acronym AWOL stands for Absent Without Official Leave is to simply include the acronym in an HTML <a> tag and an abbreviation tag (not an acronym tag):

<a href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/" title="Absent Without Official Leave"
onclick="if (confirm('AWOL stands for Absent Without Official Leave')) return false;"
>
<abbr>AWOL</abbr>
</a>

This is the recommended code for both HTML 4 browsers and HTML 5 browsers. Some browsers, most notably IE, do not activate help when the title attribute is coded on the <abbr> tag, but they do work as expected for titles on the <a> tag. The <abbr> tag inherits its title attribute from the parent <a> tag.

If you are creating HTML code for the definition of Absent Without Official Leave, the meaning of the acronym AWOL, then include a <dfn> definition tag around the <abbr> abbreviation tag and follow the entire HTML code for the hypertext link with the definition of the term:

<p>A <a href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/" title="Absent Without Official Leave"
onclick="if (confirm('AWOL stands for Absent Without Official Leave')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Absent Without Official Leave">AWOL</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Absent Without Official Leave)....</p>

The <dfn> tag gets the term being defined from the title attribute of the <abbr> tag. The result should look like this (hovering your mouse over the AWOL acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A AWOL is ...(definition of "Absent Without Official Leave")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the AWOL acronymn which is being defined using an HTML <dfn> tag with a title attribute around the <abbr> tag and follow the HTML for the hypertext link with the acronym definition:

<p>When we use the acronym <a href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/" title="Absent Without Official Leave"
onclick="if (confirm('AWOL stands for Absent Without Official Leave')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="AWOL"><abbr title="Absent Without Official Leave">AWOL</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Absent Without Official Leave.</p>

The result should look like this (hovering your mouse over the AWOL acronym shows the definition):

When we use the acronym AWOL it is the abbreviation for Absent Without Official Leave.

Acronym Vocabulary URI Declaration

For the remaining examples, the Acronym Vocabulary namespace URI needs to be declared for use with element tag names and attribute values. For an HTML web page, the beginning of the file should look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html [
<!ENTITY at "http://Acronyms.net/terms/">
<!ENTITY av "http://Acronyms.net/vocabulary/">
]>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:av="&av;">
<head>
<style type="text/css">
.hide { display: none }
</style>
...

This only needs to be done once per document file.

XLink simple link

First, declare the vocabulary as shown above. Then, add acronyms as follows:

<a href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/" title="Absent Without Official Leave"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Absent Without Official Leave"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Absent-Without-Official-Leave"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="AWOL - Absent Without Official Leave"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>AWOL</abbr></dfn>
</a>

XLink extended link

First, declare the vocabulary as shown above. Then, add acronyms as follows:

<a xlink:type="extended" href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/" title="Absent Without Official Leave">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">AWOL</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">a wall</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Absent Without Official Leave</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Absent-Without-Official-Leave" xlink:title="Absent Without Official Leave"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/" xlink:title="Absent Without Official Leave"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/a/AWOL#Absent-Without-Official-Leave" xlink:title="AWOL - Absent Without Official Leave"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="arc" xlink:from="acronym" xlink:arcrole="&av;pronounceAs" xlink:to="verbal" xlink:actuate="onLoad"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="arc" xlink:from="acronym" xlink:arcrole="&av;expandsTo" xlink:to="expand"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="arc" xlink:from="acronym" xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor" xlink:to="term"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="arc" xlink:from="term" xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt" xlink:to="definition" xlink:show="new" xlink:actuate="onRequest"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="arc" xlink:from="acronym" xlink:arcrole="&av;foundAt" xlink:to="finder" xlink:show="new" xlink:actuate="onRequest"/>
</a>

embedded RDF metadata

First, declare the vocabulary as shown above. Then, add acronyms as follows:

<a href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Absent-Without-Official-Leave/" title="Absent Without Official Leave">
<abbr>AWOL</abbr>
</a>

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