HTML for OIT Acronym

when OIT means Oregon Institute of Technology

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

A OIT is ...(definition of "Oregon Institute of Technology")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OIT it is the abbreviation for Oregon Institute of Technology.

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

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