HTML for LATA Acronym

when LATA means Local Access And Transport Area

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 LATA stands for Local Access And Transport Area 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/Local-Access-And-Transport-Area/" title="Local Access And Transport Area"
onclick="if (confirm('LATA stands for Local Access And Transport Area')) return false;"
>
<abbr>LATA</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 Local Access And Transport Area, the meaning of the acronym LATA, 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/Local-Access-And-Transport-Area/" title="Local Access And Transport Area"
onclick="if (confirm('LATA stands for Local Access And Transport Area')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Local Access And Transport Area">LATA</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Local Access And Transport Area)....</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 LATA acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A LATA is ...(definition of "Local Access And Transport Area")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LATA it is the abbreviation for Local Access And Transport Area.

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

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