HTML for SATs Acronym

when SATs means Scholastic Assessment Tests

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

A SATs is ...(definition of "Scholastic Assessment Tests")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SATs it is the abbreviation for Scholastic Assessment Tests.

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/Scholastic-Assessment-Tests/" title="Scholastic Assessment Tests"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Scholastic-Assessment-Tests/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Scholastic Assessment Tests"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Scholastic-Assessment-Tests"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="SATs - Scholastic Assessment Tests"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>SATs</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/Scholastic-Assessment-Tests/" title="Scholastic Assessment Tests">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">SATs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">s a t's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Scholastic Assessment Tests</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Scholastic-Assessment-Tests" xlink:title="Scholastic Assessment Tests"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Scholastic-Assessment-Tests/" xlink:title="Scholastic Assessment Tests"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/s/SATs#Scholastic-Assessment-Tests" xlink:title="SATs - Scholastic Assessment Tests"/>
<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/Scholastic-Assessment-Tests/" title="Scholastic Assessment Tests">
<abbr>SATs</abbr>
</a>

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