HTML for RAM Acronym

when RAM means Random Access Memory

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

A RAM is ...(definition of "Random Access Memory")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RAM it is the abbreviation for Random Access Memory.

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

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