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HTML for AMA Acronym

when AMA means American Medical Association

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

A AMA is ...(definition of "American Medical Association")....

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

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

When we use the acronym AMA it is the abbreviation for American Medical Association.

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

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