HTML for AED Acronym

when AED means Alpha Epsilon Delta

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

A AED is ...(definition of "Alpha Epsilon Delta")....

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

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

When we use the acronym AED it is the abbreviation for Alpha Epsilon Delta.

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

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