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HTML for DASD Acronym

when DASD means Direct Access Storage Device

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

A DASD is ...(definition of "Direct Access Storage Device")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DASD it is the abbreviation for Direct Access Storage Device.

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

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