HTML for RSI Acronym

when RSI means Repetitive Strain Injury

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

A RSI is ...(definition of "Repetitive Strain Injury")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RSI it is the abbreviation for Repetitive Strain Injury.

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

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