HTML for SAG Acronym

when SAG means Screen Actors Guild

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

A SAG is ...(definition of "Screen Actors Guild")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SAG it is the abbreviation for Screen Actors Guild.

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

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