HTML for LaF Acronym

when LaF means Look And Feel

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

A LaF is ...(definition of "Look And Feel")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LaF it is the abbreviation for Look And Feel.

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

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