HTML for OASIS Acronym

when OASIS means Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

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 OASIS stands for Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards 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/Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards/" title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"
onclick="if (confirm('OASIS stands for Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards')) return false;"
>
<abbr>OASIS</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 Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, the meaning of the acronym OASIS, 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/Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards/" title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"
onclick="if (confirm('OASIS stands for Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards">OASIS</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)....</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 OASIS acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A OASIS is ...(definition of "Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OASIS it is the abbreviation for Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.

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/Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards/" title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/o/Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="OASIS - Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>OASIS</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/Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards/" title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">OASIS</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">oasis</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards" xlink:title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/o/Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards/" xlink:title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/o/OASIS#Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards" xlink:title="OASIS - Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards"/>
<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/Organization-for-the-Advancement-of-Structured-Information-Standards/" title="Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards">
<abbr>OASIS</abbr>
</a>

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