HTML for PUC Acronym

when PUC means Public Utilities Commission

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

A PUC is ...(definition of "Public Utilities Commission")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PUC it is the abbreviation for Public Utilities Commission.

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

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