HTML for PIF Acronym

when PIF means Paid In Full

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

A PIF is ...(definition of "Paid In Full")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PIF it is the abbreviation for Paid In Full.

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

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