HTML for AD Acronym

when AD means Application Development

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

A AD is ...(definition of "Application Development")....

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

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

When we use the acronym AD it is the abbreviation for Application Development.

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

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