HTML for RAS Acronym

when RAS means Redundant Acronym Syndrome

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

A RAS is ...(definition of "Redundant Acronym Syndrome")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RAS it is the abbreviation for Redundant Acronym Syndrome.

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

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