HTML for LUC Acronym

when LUC means Loyola University Chicago

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

A LUC is ...(definition of "Loyola University Chicago")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LUC it is the abbreviation for Loyola University Chicago.

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

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