HTML for SUN Acronym

when SUN means Stanford University Network

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

A SUN is ...(definition of "Stanford University Network")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SUN it is the abbreviation for Stanford University Network.

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

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