HTML for CSA Acronym

when CSA means Composite Services Architecture

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

A CSA is ...(definition of "Composite Services Architecture")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CSA it is the abbreviation for Composite Services Architecture.

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

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