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HTML for KGB Acronym

when KGB means Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti

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 KGB stands for Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti 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/k/Komitet-Gosudarstvennoi-Bezopasnosti/" title="Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti"
onclick="if (confirm('KGB stands for Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti')) return false;"
>
<abbr>KGB</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 Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti, the meaning of the acronym KGB, 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/k/Komitet-Gosudarstvennoi-Bezopasnosti/" title="Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti"
onclick="if (confirm('KGB stands for Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti">KGB</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti)....</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 KGB acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A KGB is ...(definition of "Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti")....

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

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

When we use the acronym KGB it is the abbreviation for Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti.

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

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