HTML for Podcast Acronym

when Podcast means Portable On-Demand Broadcast

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 Podcast stands for Portable On-Demand Broadcast 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/Portable-On-Demand-Broadcast/" title="Portable On-Demand Broadcast"
onclick="if (confirm('Podcast stands for Portable On-Demand Broadcast')) return false;"
>
<abbr>Podcast</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 Portable On-Demand Broadcast, the meaning of the acronym Podcast, 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/Portable-On-Demand-Broadcast/" title="Portable On-Demand Broadcast"
onclick="if (confirm('Podcast stands for Portable On-Demand Broadcast')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Portable On-Demand Broadcast">Podcast</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Portable On-Demand Broadcast)....</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 Podcast acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A Podcast is ...(definition of "Portable On-Demand Broadcast")....

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

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

When we use the acronym Podcast it is the abbreviation for Portable On-Demand Broadcast.

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

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