HTML for RIC Acronym

when RIC means Rhode Island College

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

A RIC is ...(definition of "Rhode Island College")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RIC it is the abbreviation for Rhode Island College.

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

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