HTML for CARS Acronym

when CARS means Car Allowance Rebate System

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 CARS stands for Car Allowance Rebate System 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/c/Car-Allowance-Rebate-System/" title="Car Allowance Rebate System"
onclick="if (confirm('CARS stands for Car Allowance Rebate System')) return false;"
>
<abbr>CARS</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 Car Allowance Rebate System, the meaning of the acronym CARS, 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/c/Car-Allowance-Rebate-System/" title="Car Allowance Rebate System"
onclick="if (confirm('CARS stands for Car Allowance Rebate System')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Car Allowance Rebate System">CARS</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Car Allowance Rebate System)....</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 CARS acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A CARS is ...(definition of "Car Allowance Rebate System")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CARS it is the abbreviation for Car Allowance Rebate System.

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

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