HTML for RAID Acronym

when RAID means Redundant Array Of Inexpensive Disks

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

A RAID is ...(definition of "Redundant Array Of Inexpensive Disks")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RAID it is the abbreviation for Redundant Array Of Inexpensive Disks.

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

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