HTML for ATC Acronym

when ATC means Air Traffic Control

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 ATC stands for Air Traffic Control 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/Air-Traffic-Control/" title="Air Traffic Control"
onclick="if (confirm('ATC stands for Air Traffic Control')) return false;"
>
<abbr>ATC</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 Air Traffic Control, the meaning of the acronym ATC, 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/Air-Traffic-Control/" title="Air Traffic Control"
onclick="if (confirm('ATC stands for Air Traffic Control')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Air Traffic Control">ATC</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Air Traffic Control)....</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 ATC acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A ATC is ...(definition of "Air Traffic Control")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the ATC 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/Air-Traffic-Control/" title="Air Traffic Control"
onclick="if (confirm('ATC stands for Air Traffic Control')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="ATC"><abbr title="Air Traffic Control">ATC</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Air Traffic Control.</p>

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

When we use the acronym ATC it is the abbreviation for Air Traffic Control.

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/Air-Traffic-Control/" title="Air Traffic Control"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Air-Traffic-Control/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Air Traffic Control"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Air-Traffic-Control"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="ATC - Air Traffic Control"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>ATC</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/Air-Traffic-Control/" title="Air Traffic Control">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">ATC</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">a t c</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Air Traffic Control</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Air-Traffic-Control" xlink:title="Air Traffic Control"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Air-Traffic-Control/" xlink:title="Air Traffic Control"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/a/ATC#Air-Traffic-Control" xlink:title="ATC - Air Traffic Control"/>
<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/Air-Traffic-Control/" title="Air Traffic Control">
<abbr>ATC</abbr>
</a>

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