HTML for PKI Acronym

when PKI means Public Key Infrastructure

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

A PKI is ...(definition of "Public Key Infrastructure")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PKI it is the abbreviation for Public Key Infrastructure.

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

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