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HTML for J2ME Acronym

when J2ME means Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition

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 J2ME stands for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition 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/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/" title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"
onclick="if (confirm('J2ME stands for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition')) return false;"
>
<abbr>J2ME</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 Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, the meaning of the acronym J2ME, 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/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/" title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"
onclick="if (confirm('J2ME stands for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition">J2ME</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition)....</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 J2ME acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A J2ME is ...(definition of "Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the J2ME 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/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/" title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"
onclick="if (confirm('J2ME stands for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="J2ME"><abbr title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition">J2ME</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition.</p>

The result should look like this (hovering your mouse over the J2ME acronym shows the definition):

When we use the acronym J2ME it is the abbreviation for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition.

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/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/" title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/j/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="J2ME - Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>J2ME</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/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/" title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">J2ME</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">j 2 m e</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition" xlink:title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/j/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/" xlink:title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/j/J2ME#Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition" xlink:title="J2ME - Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition"/>
<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/Java-2-Platform-Micro-Edition/" title="Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition">
<abbr>J2ME</abbr>
</a>

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