HTML for SOP Acronym

when SOP means Standard Operating Procedure

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

A SOP is ...(definition of "Standard Operating Procedure")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SOP it is the abbreviation for Standard Operating Procedure.

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

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