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Meals on Wheels

HTML for MOW Acronym

when MOW means Meals on Wheels

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

A MOW is ...(definition of "Meals on Wheels")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MOW it is the abbreviation for Meals on Wheels.

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

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