HTML for PICS Acronym

when PICS means Platform for Internet Content Selection

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 PICS stands for Platform for Internet Content Selection 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/Platform-for-Internet-Content-Selection/" title="Platform for Internet Content Selection"
onclick="if (confirm('PICS stands for Platform for Internet Content Selection')) return false;"
>
<abbr>PICS</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 Platform for Internet Content Selection, the meaning of the acronym PICS, 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/Platform-for-Internet-Content-Selection/" title="Platform for Internet Content Selection"
onclick="if (confirm('PICS stands for Platform for Internet Content Selection')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Platform for Internet Content Selection">PICS</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Platform for Internet Content Selection)....</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 PICS acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A PICS is ...(definition of "Platform for Internet Content Selection")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PICS it is the abbreviation for Platform for Internet Content Selection.

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

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