HTML for SITREP Acronym

when SITREP means Situation Report

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

A SITREP is ...(definition of "Situation Report")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SITREP it is the abbreviation for Situation Report.

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

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Situation Report

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