HTML for SVG Acronym

when SVG means Scalable Vector Graphics

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 SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics 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/s/Scalable-Vector-Graphics/" title="Scalable Vector Graphics"
onclick="if (confirm('SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics')) return false;"
>
<abbr>SVG</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 Scalable Vector Graphics, the meaning of the acronym SVG, 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/s/Scalable-Vector-Graphics/" title="Scalable Vector Graphics"
onclick="if (confirm('SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Scalable Vector Graphics">SVG</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Scalable Vector Graphics)....</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 SVG acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A SVG is ...(definition of "Scalable Vector Graphics")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SVG it is the abbreviation for Scalable Vector Graphics.

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

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