HTML for LECs Acronym

when LECs means Local Exchange Carriers

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

A LECs is ...(definition of "Local Exchange Carriers")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LECs it is the abbreviation for Local Exchange Carriers.

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

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