HTML for RPC Acronym

when RPC means Remote Procedure Call

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

A RPC is ...(definition of "Remote Procedure Call")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RPC it is the abbreviation for Remote Procedure Call.

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

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