HTML for OCR Acronym

when OCR means Optical Character Recognition

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

A OCR is ...(definition of "Optical Character Recognition")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OCR it is the abbreviation for Optical Character Recognition.

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

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