HTML for RPG Acronym

when RPG means Report Program Generator

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

A RPG is ...(definition of "Report Program Generator")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RPG it is the abbreviation for Report Program Generator.

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

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Report Program Generator

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