HTML for RSVP Acronym

when RSVP means Répondez S'il Vous Plaît

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 RSVP stands for Répondez S'il Vous Plaît 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/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/" title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"
onclick="if (confirm('RSVP stands for Répondez S'il Vous Plaît')) return false;"
>
<abbr>RSVP</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 Répondez S'il Vous Plaît, the meaning of the acronym RSVP, 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/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/" title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"
onclick="if (confirm('RSVP stands for Répondez S'il Vous Plaît')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît">RSVP</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Répondez S'il Vous Plaît)....</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 RSVP acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A RSVP is ...(definition of "Répondez S'il Vous Plaît")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the RSVP 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/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/" title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"
onclick="if (confirm('RSVP stands for Répondez S'il Vous Plaît')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="RSVP"><abbr title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît">RSVP</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Répondez S'il Vous Plaît.</p>

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

When we use the acronym RSVP it is the abbreviation for Répondez S'il Vous Plaît.

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/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/" title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/r/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="RSVP - Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>RSVP</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/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/" title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">RSVP</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">r s v p</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Répondez S'il Vous Plaît</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait" xlink:title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/r/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/" xlink:title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/r/RSVP#Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait" xlink:title="RSVP - Répondez S'il Vous Plaît"/>
<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/Repondez-Sil-Vous-Plait/" title="Répondez S'il Vous Plaît">
<abbr>RSVP</abbr>
</a>

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