HTML for POWs Acronym

when POWs means Prisoners Of War

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

A POWs is ...(definition of "Prisoners Of War")....

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

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

When we use the acronym POWs it is the abbreviation for Prisoners Of War.

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/Prisoners-Of-War/" title="Prisoners Of War"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Prisoners-Of-War/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Prisoners Of War"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Prisoners-Of-War"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="POWs - Prisoners Of War"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>POWs</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/Prisoners-Of-War/" title="Prisoners Of War">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">POWs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">p o w's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Prisoners Of War</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Prisoners-Of-War" xlink:title="Prisoners Of War"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/p/Prisoners-Of-War/" xlink:title="Prisoners Of War"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/p/POWs#Prisoners-Of-War" xlink:title="POWs - Prisoners Of War"/>
<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/Prisoners-Of-War/" title="Prisoners Of War">
<abbr>POWs</abbr>
</a>

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