HTML for LMN Acronym

when LMN means Lifetime Movie Network

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 LMN stands for Lifetime Movie Network 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/l/Lifetime-Movie-Network/" title="Lifetime Movie Network"
onclick="if (confirm('LMN stands for Lifetime Movie Network')) return false;"
>
<abbr>LMN</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 Lifetime Movie Network, the meaning of the acronym LMN, 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/l/Lifetime-Movie-Network/" title="Lifetime Movie Network"
onclick="if (confirm('LMN stands for Lifetime Movie Network')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Lifetime Movie Network">LMN</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Lifetime Movie Network)....</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 LMN acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A LMN is ...(definition of "Lifetime Movie Network")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LMN it is the abbreviation for Lifetime Movie Network.

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

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