HTML for CGA Acronym

when CGA means Color Graphics Adapter

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

A CGA is ...(definition of "Color Graphics Adapter")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CGA it is the abbreviation for Color Graphics Adapter.

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

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