HTML for SERPs Acronym

when SERPs means Search Engine Results Pages

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 SERPs stands for Search Engine Results Pages 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/Search-Engine-Results-Pages/" title="Search Engine Results Pages"
onclick="if (confirm('SERPs stands for Search Engine Results Pages')) return false;"
>
<abbr>SERPs</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 Search Engine Results Pages, the meaning of the acronym SERPs, 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/Search-Engine-Results-Pages/" title="Search Engine Results Pages"
onclick="if (confirm('SERPs stands for Search Engine Results Pages')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Search Engine Results Pages">SERPs</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Search Engine Results Pages)....</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 SERPs acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A SERPs is ...(definition of "Search Engine Results Pages")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SERPs it is the abbreviation for Search Engine Results Pages.

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

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