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HTML for ASP Acronym

when ASP means Application Service Provider

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

A ASP is ...(definition of "Application Service Provider")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ASP it is the abbreviation for Application Service Provider.

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

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Application Service Provider

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