HTML for REXX Acronym

when REXX means Restructured Extended Executor

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

A REXX is ...(definition of "Restructured Extended Executor")....

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

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

When we use the acronym REXX it is the abbreviation for Restructured Extended Executor.

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

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