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HTML for AIG Acronym

when AIG means American International Group

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

A AIG is ...(definition of "American International Group")....

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

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

When we use the acronym AIG it is the abbreviation for American International Group.

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

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