HTML for ANC Acronym

when ANC means All Number Calling

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

A ANC is ...(definition of "All Number Calling")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ANC it is the abbreviation for All Number Calling.

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

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