HTML for OCD Acronym

when OCD means Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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

A OCD is ...(definition of "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OCD it is the abbreviation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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

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