HTML for RIDs Acronym

when RIDs means Record Identifiers

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

A RIDs is ...(definition of "Record Identifiers")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RIDs it is the abbreviation for Record Identifiers.

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

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