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HTML for GOP Acronym

when GOP means Grand Old Party

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

A GOP is ...(definition of "Grand Old Party")....

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

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

When we use the acronym GOP it is the abbreviation for Grand Old Party.

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

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