HTML for RIT Acronym

when RIT means Rochester Institute of Technology

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

A RIT is ...(definition of "Rochester Institute of Technology")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RIT it is the abbreviation for Rochester Institute of Technology.

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

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