HTML for OTOH Acronym

when OTOH means On The Other Hand

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

A OTOH is ...(definition of "On The Other Hand")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OTOH it is the abbreviation for On The Other Hand.

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

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