HTML for COs Acronym

when COs means Central Offices

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

A COs is ...(definition of "Central Offices")....

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

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

When we use the acronym COs it is the abbreviation for Central Offices.

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

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