HTML for SWIFT Acronym

when SWIFT means Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication

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 SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication 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/Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication/" title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"
onclick="if (confirm('SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication')) return false;"
>
<abbr>SWIFT</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 Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, the meaning of the acronym SWIFT, 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/Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication/" title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"
onclick="if (confirm('SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication">SWIFT</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)....</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 SWIFT acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A SWIFT is ...(definition of "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SWIFT it is the abbreviation for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.

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/Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication/" title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="SWIFT - Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>SWIFT</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/Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication/" title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">SWIFT</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">swift</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication" xlink:title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication/" xlink:title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/s/SWIFT#Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication" xlink:title="SWIFT - Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication"/>
<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/Society-for-Worldwide-Interbank-Financial-Telecommunication/" title="Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication">
<abbr>SWIFT</abbr>
</a>

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