HTML for LoS Acronym

when LoS means Line Of Sight

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

A LoS is ...(definition of "Line Of Sight")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LoS it is the abbreviation for Line Of Sight.

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

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