HTML for MCA Acronym

when MCA means Music Corporation Of America

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

A MCA is ...(definition of "Music Corporation Of America")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MCA it is the abbreviation for Music Corporation Of America.

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

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