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HTML for DR Acronym

when DR means Digital Research, Inc.

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

A DR is ...(definition of "Digital Research, Inc.")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DR it is the abbreviation for Digital Research, Inc..

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

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Digital Research, Inc.

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