HTML for SLA Acronym

when SLA means Service Level Agreement

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

A SLA is ...(definition of "Service Level Agreement")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SLA it is the abbreviation for Service Level Agreement.

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

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