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HTML for DRAMs Acronym

when DRAMs means Dynamic Random Access Memories

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

A DRAMs is ...(definition of "Dynamic Random Access Memories")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DRAMs it is the abbreviation for Dynamic Random Access Memories.

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

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