HTML for PIs Acronym

when PIs means Private Investigators

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

A PIs is ...(definition of "Private Investigators")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PIs it is the abbreviation for Private Investigators.

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

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