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HTML for JSON Acronym

when JSON means JavaScript Object Notation

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

A JSON is ...(definition of "JavaScript Object Notation")....

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

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

When we use the acronym JSON it is the abbreviation for JavaScript Object Notation.

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

Printer-friendly PDF* format:

JavaScript Object Notation

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