HTML for PCMCIA Acronym

when PCMCIA means Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

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 PCMCIA stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association 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-Computer-Memory-Card-International-Association/" title="Personal Computer Memory Card International Association"
onclick="if (confirm('PCMCIA stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association')) return false;"
>
<abbr>PCMCIA</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 Computer Memory Card International Association, the meaning of the acronym PCMCIA, 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-Computer-Memory-Card-International-Association/" title="Personal Computer Memory Card International Association"
onclick="if (confirm('PCMCIA stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Personal Computer Memory Card International Association">PCMCIA</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)....</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 PCMCIA acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A PCMCIA is ...(definition of "Personal Computer Memory Card International Association")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PCMCIA it is the abbreviation for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association.

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

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