HTML for OSDI Acronym

when OSDI means Operating System Dependent Interface

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

A OSDI is ...(definition of "Operating System Dependent Interface")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OSDI it is the abbreviation for Operating System Dependent Interface.

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

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