HTML for PDAs Acronym

when PDAs means Personal Digital Assistants

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

A PDAs is ...(definition of "Personal Digital Assistants")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PDAs it is the abbreviation for Personal Digital Assistants.

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

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