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HTML for DP Acronym

when DP means Data Processing

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

A DP is ...(definition of "Data Processing")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DP it is the abbreviation for Data Processing.

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

Printer-friendly PDF* format:

Data Processing

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