HTML for ATMs Acronym

when ATMs means Automated Teller Machines

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

A ATMs is ...(definition of "Automated Teller Machines")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ATMs it is the abbreviation for Automated Teller Machines.

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/Automated-Teller-Machines/" title="Automated Teller Machines"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Automated-Teller-Machines/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Automated Teller Machines"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Automated-Teller-Machines"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="ATMs - Automated Teller Machines"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>ATMs</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/Automated-Teller-Machines/" title="Automated Teller Machines">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">ATMs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">a t m's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Automated Teller Machines</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Automated-Teller-Machines" xlink:title="Automated Teller Machines"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/Automated-Teller-Machines/" xlink:title="Automated Teller Machines"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/a/ATMs#Automated-Teller-Machines" xlink:title="ATMs - Automated Teller Machines"/>
<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/Automated-Teller-Machines/" title="Automated Teller Machines">
<abbr>ATMs</abbr>
</a>

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