HTML for SNMP Acronym

when SNMP means Simple Network Management 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 SNMP stands for Simple Network Management 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/Simple-Network-Management-Protocol/" title="Simple Network Management Protocol"
onclick="if (confirm('SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol')) return false;"
>
<abbr>SNMP</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 Simple Network Management Protocol, the meaning of the acronym SNMP, 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/Simple-Network-Management-Protocol/" title="Simple Network Management Protocol"
onclick="if (confirm('SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Simple Network Management Protocol">SNMP</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Simple Network Management 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 SNMP acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A SNMP is ...(definition of "Simple Network Management Protocol")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SNMP it is the abbreviation for Simple Network Management 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/Simple-Network-Management-Protocol/" title="Simple Network Management Protocol"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Simple-Network-Management-Protocol/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Simple Network Management Protocol"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Simple-Network-Management-Protocol"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>SNMP</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/Simple-Network-Management-Protocol/" title="Simple Network Management Protocol">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">SNMP</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">s n m p</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Simple Network Management Protocol</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Simple-Network-Management-Protocol" xlink:title="Simple Network Management Protocol"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Simple-Network-Management-Protocol/" xlink:title="Simple Network Management Protocol"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/s/SNMP#Simple-Network-Management-Protocol" xlink:title="SNMP - Simple Network Management 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/Simple-Network-Management-Protocol/" title="Simple Network Management Protocol">
<abbr>SNMP</abbr>
</a>

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