HTML for SSH Acronym

when SSH means Secure Shell

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

A SSH is ...(definition of "Secure Shell")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SSH it is the abbreviation for Secure Shell.

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

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