HTML for SIMMs Acronym

when SIMMs means Single Inline Memory Modules

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 SIMMs stands for Single Inline Memory Modules 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/Single-Inline-Memory-Modules/" title="Single Inline Memory Modules"
onclick="if (confirm('SIMMs stands for Single Inline Memory Modules')) return false;"
>
<abbr>SIMMs</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 Single Inline Memory Modules, the meaning of the acronym SIMMs, 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/Single-Inline-Memory-Modules/" title="Single Inline Memory Modules"
onclick="if (confirm('SIMMs stands for Single Inline Memory Modules')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Single Inline Memory Modules">SIMMs</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Single Inline Memory Modules)....</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 SIMMs acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A SIMMs is ...(definition of "Single Inline Memory Modules")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SIMMs it is the abbreviation for Single Inline Memory Modules.

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

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