HTML for SAML Acronym

when SAML means Security Assertion Markup Language

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

A SAML is ...(definition of "Security Assertion Markup Language")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SAML it is the abbreviation for Security Assertion Markup Language.

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

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