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HTML for DOD Acronym

when DOD means Department Of Defense

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

A DOD is ...(definition of "Department Of Defense")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DOD it is the abbreviation for Department Of Defense.

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

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