HTML for PTO Acronym

when PTO means Paid Time Off

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

A PTO is ...(definition of "Paid Time Off")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PTO it is the abbreviation for Paid Time Off.

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

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