HTML for ADC Acronym

when ADC means Apple Developer Connection

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

A ADC is ...(definition of "Apple Developer Connection")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ADC it is the abbreviation for Apple Developer Connection.

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

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