HTML for LSD Acronym

when LSD means Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

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

A LSD is ...(definition of "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide")....

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

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

When we use the acronym LSD it is the abbreviation for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.

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

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