HTML for RPG Acronym

when RPG means Role Playing Game

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 Role Playing Game 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/Role-Playing-Game/" title="Role Playing Game"
onclick="if (confirm('RPG stands for Role Playing Game')) 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 Role Playing Game, 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/Role-Playing-Game/" title="Role Playing Game"
onclick="if (confirm('RPG stands for Role Playing Game')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Role Playing Game">RPG</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Role Playing Game)....</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 "Role Playing Game")....

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/Role-Playing-Game/" title="Role Playing Game"
onclick="if (confirm('RPG stands for Role Playing Game')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="RPG"><abbr title="Role Playing Game">RPG</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Role Playing Game.</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 Role Playing Game.

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/Role-Playing-Game/" title="Role Playing Game"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/r/Role-Playing-Game/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Role Playing Game"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Role-Playing-Game"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="RPG - Role Playing Game"
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/Role-Playing-Game/" title="Role Playing Game">
<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">Role Playing Game</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Role-Playing-Game" xlink:title="Role Playing Game"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/r/Role-Playing-Game/" xlink:title="Role Playing Game"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/r/RPG#Role-Playing-Game" xlink:title="RPG - Role Playing Game"/>
<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/Role-Playing-Game/" title="Role Playing Game">
<abbr>RPG</abbr>
</a>

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