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HTML for JCL Acronym

when JCL means Job Control Language

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

A JCL is ...(definition of "Job Control Language")....

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

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

When we use the acronym JCL it is the abbreviation for Job Control Language.

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

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Job Control Language

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