HTML for RPGs Acronym

when RPGs means Rocket-Propelled Grenades

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

A RPGs is ...(definition of "Rocket-Propelled Grenades")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RPGs it is the abbreviation for Rocket-Propelled Grenades.

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

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