HTML for Podcasts Acronym

when Podcasts means Portable On-Demand Netcasts

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

A Podcasts is ...(definition of "Portable On-Demand Netcasts")....

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

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

When we use the acronym Podcasts it is the abbreviation for Portable On-Demand Netcasts.

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

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