HTML for OC4J Acronym

when OC4J means Oracle Containers for J2EE

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 OC4J stands for Oracle Containers for J2EE 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/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/" title="Oracle Containers for J2EE"
onclick="if (confirm('OC4J stands for Oracle Containers for J2EE')) return false;"
>
<abbr>OC4J</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 Oracle Containers for J2EE, the meaning of the acronym OC4J, 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/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/" title="Oracle Containers for J2EE"
onclick="if (confirm('OC4J stands for Oracle Containers for J2EE')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Oracle Containers for J2EE">OC4J</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Oracle Containers for J2EE)....</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 OC4J acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A OC4J is ...(definition of "Oracle Containers for J2EE")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the OC4J 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/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/" title="Oracle Containers for J2EE"
onclick="if (confirm('OC4J stands for Oracle Containers for J2EE')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="OC4J"><abbr title="Oracle Containers for J2EE">OC4J</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Oracle Containers for J2EE.</p>

The result should look like this (hovering your mouse over the OC4J acronym shows the definition):

When we use the acronym OC4J it is the abbreviation for Oracle Containers for J2EE.

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/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/" title="Oracle Containers for J2EE"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/o/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Oracle Containers for J2EE"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="OC4J - Oracle Containers for J2EE"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>OC4J</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/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/" title="Oracle Containers for J2EE">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">OC4J</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">o c 4 j</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Oracle Containers for J2EE</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE" xlink:title="Oracle Containers for J2EE"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/o/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/" xlink:title="Oracle Containers for J2EE"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/o/OC4J#Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE" xlink:title="OC4J - Oracle Containers for J2EE"/>
<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/Oracle-Containers-for-J2EE/" title="Oracle Containers for J2EE">
<abbr>OC4J</abbr>
</a>

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