HTML for AOP Acronym

when AOP means Aspect-Oriented Programming

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

A AOP is ...(definition of "Aspect-Oriented Programming")....

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

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

When we use the acronym AOP it is the abbreviation for Aspect-Oriented Programming.

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

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