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Desktop Publishing

HTML for DTP Acronym

when DTP means Desktop Publishing

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

A DTP is ...(definition of "Desktop Publishing")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DTP it is the abbreviation for Desktop Publishing.

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

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