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HTML for GUID Acronym

when GUID means Globally Unique Identifier

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

A GUID is ...(definition of "Globally Unique Identifier")....

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

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

When we use the acronym GUID it is the abbreviation for Globally Unique Identifier.

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

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