HTML for PCD Acronym

when PCD means Personal Communications Device

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

A PCD is ...(definition of "Personal Communications Device")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PCD it is the abbreviation for Personal Communications Device.

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

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