HTML for SONAR Acronym

when SONAR means Sound Navigation And Ranging

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

A SONAR is ...(definition of "Sound Navigation And Ranging")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SONAR it is the abbreviation for Sound Navigation And Ranging.

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

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