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Oxford English Dictionary

HTML for OED Acronym

when OED means Oxford English Dictionary

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

A OED is ...(definition of "Oxford English Dictionary")....

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

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

When we use the acronym OED it is the abbreviation for Oxford English Dictionary.

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

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