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HTML for DVDs Acronym

when DVDs means Digital Versatile Discs

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

A DVDs is ...(definition of "Digital Versatile Discs")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DVDs it is the abbreviation for Digital Versatile Discs.

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

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Digital Versatile Discs

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