HTML for OOD Acronym

when OOD means Officer of the Deck

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

A OOD is ...(definition of "Officer of the Deck")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OOD it is the abbreviation for Officer of the Deck.

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

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