HTML for PCS Acronym

when PCS means Personal Communications Services

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

A PCS is ...(definition of "Personal Communications Services")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PCS it is the abbreviation for Personal Communications Services.

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

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