HTML for SDK Acronym

when SDK means Software Development Kit

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

A SDK is ...(definition of "Software Development Kit")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SDK it is the abbreviation for Software Development Kit.

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

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