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HTML for GSERs Acronym

when GSERs means Government Sponsored Enterprises

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

A GSERs is ...(definition of "Government Sponsored Enterprises")....

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

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

When we use the acronym GSERs it is the abbreviation for Government Sponsored Enterprises.

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

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