HTML for RTW Acronym

when RTW means Reinventing The Wheel

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

A RTW is ...(definition of "Reinventing The Wheel")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RTW it is the abbreviation for Reinventing The Wheel.

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

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