HTML for PGA Acronym

when PGA means Professional Golfers Association

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

A PGA is ...(definition of "Professional Golfers Association")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PGA it is the abbreviation for Professional Golfers Association.

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

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