HTML for OSI Acronym

when OSI means Open Source Initiative

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

A OSI is ...(definition of "Open Source Initiative")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OSI it is the abbreviation for Open Source Initiative.

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

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