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HTML for DHS Acronym

when DHS means Department of Homeland Security

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

A DHS is ...(definition of "Department of Homeland Security")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DHS it is the abbreviation for Department of Homeland Security.

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

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