HTML for PETA Acronym

when PETA means People Eating Tasty Animals

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 PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals 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/People-Eating-Tasty-Animals/" title="People Eating Tasty Animals"
onclick="if (confirm('PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals')) return false;"
>
<abbr>PETA</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 People Eating Tasty Animals, the meaning of the acronym PETA, 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/People-Eating-Tasty-Animals/" title="People Eating Tasty Animals"
onclick="if (confirm('PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="People Eating Tasty Animals">PETA</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of People Eating Tasty Animals)....</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 PETA acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A PETA is ...(definition of "People Eating Tasty Animals")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PETA it is the abbreviation for People Eating Tasty Animals.

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

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