HTML for POST Acronym

when POST means Power On Self Test

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

A POST is ...(definition of "Power On Self Test")....

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

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

When we use the acronym POST it is the abbreviation for Power On Self Test.

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

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