HTML for AFC Acronym

when AFC means American Football Conference

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

A AFC is ...(definition of "American Football Conference")....

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

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

When we use the acronym AFC it is the abbreviation for American Football Conference.

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

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