HTML for PFC Acronym

when PFC means Private First Class

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

A PFC is ...(definition of "Private First Class")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PFC it is the abbreviation for Private First Class.

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

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