HTML for LEV Acronym

when LEV means Low Emission Vehicle

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

A LEV is ...(definition of "Low Emission Vehicle")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LEV it is the abbreviation for Low Emission Vehicle.

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

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