HTML for OJ Acronym

when OJ means Orange Juice

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

A OJ is ...(definition of "Orange Juice")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OJ it is the abbreviation for Orange Juice.

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

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