HTML for LA Acronym

when LA means Los Angeles

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

A LA is ...(definition of "Los Angeles")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LA it is the abbreviation for Los Angeles.

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

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