HTML for PVAMU Acronym

when PVAMU means Prairie View A&M University

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 PVAMU stands for Prairie View A&M University 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/Prairie-View-AM-University/" title="Prairie View A&M University"
onclick="if (confirm('PVAMU stands for Prairie View A&M University')) return false;"
>
<abbr>PVAMU</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 Prairie View A&M University, the meaning of the acronym PVAMU, 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/Prairie-View-AM-University/" title="Prairie View A&M University"
onclick="if (confirm('PVAMU stands for Prairie View A&M University')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Prairie View A&M University">PVAMU</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Prairie View A&M University)....</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 PVAMU acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A PVAMU is ...(definition of "Prairie View A&M University")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the PVAMU 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/Prairie-View-AM-University/" title="Prairie View A&M University"
onclick="if (confirm('PVAMU stands for Prairie View A&M University')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="PVAMU"><abbr title="Prairie View A&M University">PVAMU</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Prairie View A&M University.</p>

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

When we use the acronym PVAMU it is the abbreviation for Prairie View A&M University.

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/Prairie-View-AM-University/" title="Prairie View A&M University"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Prairie-View-AM-University/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Prairie View A&M University"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Prairie-View-AM-University"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="PVAMU - Prairie View A&M University"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>PVAMU</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/Prairie-View-AM-University/" title="Prairie View A&M University">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">PVAMU</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">p v a m u</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Prairie View A&M University</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Prairie-View-AM-University" xlink:title="Prairie View A&M University"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Prairie-View-AM-University/" xlink:title="Prairie View A&M University"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/p/PVAMU#Prairie-View-AM-University" xlink:title="PVAMU - Prairie View A&M University"/>
<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/Prairie-View-AM-University/" title="Prairie View A&M University">
<abbr>PVAMU</abbr>
</a>

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