HTML for MP Acronym

when MP means Military Policeman

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

A MP is ...(definition of "Military Policeman")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MP it is the abbreviation for Military Policeman.

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

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