HTML for PIM Acronym

when PIM means Personal Information Manager

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

A PIM is ...(definition of "Personal Information Manager")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PIM it is the abbreviation for Personal Information Manager.

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

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