HTML for SLIP Acronym

when SLIP means Serial Line Interface Protocol

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

A SLIP is ...(definition of "Serial Line Interface Protocol")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SLIP it is the abbreviation for Serial Line Interface Protocol.

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

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