HTML for STD Acronym

when STD means Sexually Transmitted Disease

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

A STD is ...(definition of "Sexually Transmitted Disease")....

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

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

When we use the acronym STD it is the abbreviation for Sexually Transmitted Disease.

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

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