HTML for PST Acronym

when PST means Pacific Standard Time

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

A PST is ...(definition of "Pacific Standard Time")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PST it is the abbreviation for Pacific Standard Time.

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

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