HTML for PCD Acronym

when PCD means Pussycat Dolls

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

A PCD is ...(definition of "Pussycat Dolls")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PCD it is the abbreviation for Pussycat Dolls.

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

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