HTML for PCI Acronym

when PCI means Per Capita Income

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

A PCI is ...(definition of "Per Capita Income")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PCI it is the abbreviation for Per Capita Income.

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

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