HTML for PHP Acronym

when PHP means Personal Home Page

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

A PHP is ...(definition of "Personal Home Page")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PHP it is the abbreviation for Personal Home Page.

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

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