HTML for PHEVs Acronym

when PHEVs means Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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 PHEVs stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles 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/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/" title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
onclick="if (confirm('PHEVs stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles')) return false;"
>
<abbr>PHEVs</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 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, the meaning of the acronym PHEVs, 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/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/" title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
onclick="if (confirm('PHEVs stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles">PHEVs</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles)....</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 PHEVs acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A PHEVs is ...(definition of "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the PHEVs 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/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/" title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
onclick="if (confirm('PHEVs stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="PHEVs"><abbr title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles">PHEVs</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.</p>

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

When we use the acronym PHEVs it is the abbreviation for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

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/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/" title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="PHEVs - Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>PHEVs</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/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/" title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">PHEVs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">p h e v's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles" xlink:title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/" xlink:title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/p/PHEVs#Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles" xlink:title="PHEVs - Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"/>
<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/Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles/" title="Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles">
<abbr>PHEVs</abbr>
</a>

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