HTML for MC Acronym

when MC means Master Of Ceremonies

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

A MC is ...(definition of "Master Of Ceremonies")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MC it is the abbreviation for Master Of Ceremonies.

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

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