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HTML for JAN Acronym

when JAN means Japanese Article Number

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 JAN stands for Japanese Article Number 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/j/Japanese-Article-Number/" title="Japanese Article Number"
onclick="if (confirm('JAN stands for Japanese Article Number')) return false;"
>
<abbr>JAN</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 Japanese Article Number, the meaning of the acronym JAN, 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/j/Japanese-Article-Number/" title="Japanese Article Number"
onclick="if (confirm('JAN stands for Japanese Article Number')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Japanese Article Number">JAN</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Japanese Article Number)....</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 JAN acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A JAN is ...(definition of "Japanese Article Number")....

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

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

When we use the acronym JAN it is the abbreviation for Japanese Article Number.

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/j/Japanese-Article-Number/" title="Japanese Article Number"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/j/Japanese-Article-Number/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Japanese Article Number"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Japanese-Article-Number"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="JAN - Japanese Article Number"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>JAN</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/j/Japanese-Article-Number/" title="Japanese Article Number">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">JAN</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">j a n</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Japanese Article Number</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Japanese-Article-Number" xlink:title="Japanese Article Number"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/j/Japanese-Article-Number/" xlink:title="Japanese Article Number"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/j/JAN#Japanese-Article-Number" xlink:title="JAN - Japanese Article Number"/>
<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/j/Japanese-Article-Number/" title="Japanese Article Number">
<abbr>JAN</abbr>
</a>

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Japanese Article Number

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