HTML for MO Acronym

when MO means Modus Operandi

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

A MO is ...(definition of "Modus Operandi")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MO it is the abbreviation for Modus Operandi.

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

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