HTML for RCMP Acronym

when RCMP means Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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 RCMP stands for Royal Canadian Mounted Police 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/Royal-Canadian-Mounted-Police/" title="Royal Canadian Mounted Police"
onclick="if (confirm('RCMP stands for Royal Canadian Mounted Police')) return false;"
>
<abbr>RCMP</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 Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the meaning of the acronym RCMP, 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/Royal-Canadian-Mounted-Police/" title="Royal Canadian Mounted Police"
onclick="if (confirm('RCMP stands for Royal Canadian Mounted Police')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Royal Canadian Mounted Police">RCMP</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Royal Canadian Mounted Police)....</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 RCMP acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A RCMP is ...(definition of "Royal Canadian Mounted Police")....

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

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

When we use the acronym RCMP it is the abbreviation for Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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

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