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HTML for AFSCME Acronym

when AFSCME means American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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 AFSCME stands for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 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/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/" title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"
onclick="if (confirm('AFSCME stands for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees')) return false;"
>
<abbr>AFSCME</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 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the meaning of the acronym AFSCME, 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/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/" title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"
onclick="if (confirm('AFSCME stands for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees">AFSCME</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)....</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 AFSCME acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A AFSCME is ...(definition of "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the AFSCME 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/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/" title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"
onclick="if (confirm('AFSCME stands for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="AFSCME"><abbr title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees">AFSCME</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.</p>

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

When we use the acronym AFSCME it is the abbreviation for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

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/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/" title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>AFSCME</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/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/" title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">AFSCME</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">afscme</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees" xlink:title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/" xlink:title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/a/AFSCME#American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees" xlink:title="AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees"/>
<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/American-Federation-of-State-County-and-Municipal-Employees/" title="American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees">
<abbr>AFSCME</abbr>
</a>

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