HTML for LASER Acronym

when LASER means Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation

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 LASER stands for Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation 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/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/" title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"
onclick="if (confirm('LASER stands for Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation')) return false;"
>
<abbr>LASER</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 Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation, the meaning of the acronym LASER, 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/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/" title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"
onclick="if (confirm('LASER stands for Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation">LASER</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation)....</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 LASER acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A LASER is ...(definition of "Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the LASER 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/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/" title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"
onclick="if (confirm('LASER stands for Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="LASER"><abbr title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation">LASER</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation.</p>

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

When we use the acronym LASER it is the abbreviation for Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation.

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/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/" title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/l/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="LASER - Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>LASER</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/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/" title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">LASER</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">laser</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation" xlink:title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/l/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/" xlink:title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/l/LASER#Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation" xlink:title="LASER - Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation"/>
<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/Light-Amplification-By-Stimulated-Emission-Of-Radiation/" title="Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation">
<abbr>LASER</abbr>
</a>

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