HTML for LCoS Acronym

when LCoS means Liquid Crystal On Silicon

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 LCoS stands for Liquid Crystal On Silicon 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/Liquid-Crystal-On-Silicon/" title="Liquid Crystal On Silicon"
onclick="if (confirm('LCoS stands for Liquid Crystal On Silicon')) return false;"
>
<abbr>LCoS</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 Liquid Crystal On Silicon, the meaning of the acronym LCoS, 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/Liquid-Crystal-On-Silicon/" title="Liquid Crystal On Silicon"
onclick="if (confirm('LCoS stands for Liquid Crystal On Silicon')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Liquid Crystal On Silicon">LCoS</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Liquid Crystal On Silicon)....</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 LCoS acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A LCoS is ...(definition of "Liquid Crystal On Silicon")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LCoS it is the abbreviation for Liquid Crystal On Silicon.

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

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