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HTML for DMZ Acronym

when DMZ means Demilitarized Zone

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

A DMZ is ...(definition of "Demilitarized Zone")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DMZ it is the abbreviation for Demilitarized Zone.

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

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