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HTML for ATM Acronym

when ATM means Asynchronous Transfer Mode

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

A ATM is ...(definition of "Asynchronous Transfer Mode")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ATM it is the abbreviation for Asynchronous Transfer Mode.

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

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