HTML for PCI Acronym

when PCI means Peripheral Component Interconnect

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 Peripheral Component Interconnect 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/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/" title="Peripheral Component Interconnect"
onclick="if (confirm('PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect')) 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 Peripheral Component Interconnect, 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/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/" title="Peripheral Component Interconnect"
onclick="if (confirm('PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Peripheral Component Interconnect">PCI</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Peripheral Component Interconnect)....</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 "Peripheral Component Interconnect")....

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/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/" title="Peripheral Component Interconnect"
onclick="if (confirm('PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="PCI"><abbr title="Peripheral Component Interconnect">PCI</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Peripheral Component Interconnect.</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 Peripheral Component Interconnect.

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/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/" title="Peripheral Component Interconnect"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Peripheral Component Interconnect"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Peripheral-Component-Interconnect"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect"
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/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/" title="Peripheral Component Interconnect">
<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">Peripheral Component Interconnect</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Peripheral-Component-Interconnect" xlink:title="Peripheral Component Interconnect"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/" xlink:title="Peripheral Component Interconnect"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/p/PCI#Peripheral-Component-Interconnect" xlink:title="PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect"/>
<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/Peripheral-Component-Interconnect/" title="Peripheral Component Interconnect">
<abbr>PCI</abbr>
</a>

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