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HTML for GRE Acronym

when GRE means Graduate Record Examination

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

A GRE is ...(definition of "Graduate Record Examination")....

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

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

When we use the acronym GRE it is the abbreviation for Graduate Record Examination.

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

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Graduate Record Examination

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