HTML for POTUS Acronym

when POTUS means President Of The United States

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 POTUS stands for President Of The United States 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/President-Of-The-United-States/" title="President Of The United States"
onclick="if (confirm('POTUS stands for President Of The United States')) return false;"
>
<abbr>POTUS</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 President Of The United States, the meaning of the acronym POTUS, 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/President-Of-The-United-States/" title="President Of The United States"
onclick="if (confirm('POTUS stands for President Of The United States')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="President Of The United States">POTUS</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of President Of The United States)....</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 POTUS acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A POTUS is ...(definition of "President Of The United States")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the POTUS 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/President-Of-The-United-States/" title="President Of The United States"
onclick="if (confirm('POTUS stands for President Of The United States')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="POTUS"><abbr title="President Of The United States">POTUS</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for President Of The United States.</p>

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

When we use the acronym POTUS it is the abbreviation for President Of The United States.

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/President-Of-The-United-States/" title="President Of The United States"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/President-Of-The-United-States/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="President Of The United States"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;President-Of-The-United-States"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="POTUS - President Of The United States"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>POTUS</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/President-Of-The-United-States/" title="President Of The United States">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">POTUS</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">potus</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">President Of The United States</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;President-Of-The-United-States" xlink:title="President Of The United States"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/President-Of-The-United-States/" xlink:title="President Of The United States"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/p/POTUS#President-Of-The-United-States" xlink:title="POTUS - President Of The United States"/>
<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/President-Of-The-United-States/" title="President Of The United States">
<abbr>POTUS</abbr>
</a>

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