HTML for LISP Acronym

when LISP means List Processing

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

A LISP is ...(definition of "List Processing")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LISP it is the abbreviation for List Processing.

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

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