HTML for ST:TNG Acronym

when ST:TNG means Star Trek: The Next Generation

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 ST:TNG stands for Star Trek: The Next Generation 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/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/" title="Star Trek: The Next Generation"
onclick="if (confirm('ST:TNG stands for Star Trek: The Next Generation')) return false;"
>
<abbr>ST:TNG</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 Star Trek: The Next Generation, the meaning of the acronym ST:TNG, 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/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/" title="Star Trek: The Next Generation"
onclick="if (confirm('ST:TNG stands for Star Trek: The Next Generation')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Star Trek: The Next Generation">ST:TNG</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Star Trek: The Next Generation)....</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 ST:TNG acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A ST:TNG is ...(definition of "Star Trek: The Next Generation")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the ST:TNG 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/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/" title="Star Trek: The Next Generation"
onclick="if (confirm('ST:TNG stands for Star Trek: The Next Generation')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="ST:TNG"><abbr title="Star Trek: The Next Generation">ST:TNG</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Star Trek: The Next Generation.</p>

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

When we use the acronym ST:TNG it is the abbreviation for Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/" title="Star Trek: The Next Generation"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Star Trek: The Next Generation"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="ST:TNG - Star Trek: The Next Generation"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>ST:TNG</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/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/" title="Star Trek: The Next Generation">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">ST:TNG</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">s t : t n g</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Star Trek: The Next Generation</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation" xlink:title="Star Trek: The Next Generation"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/s/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/" xlink:title="Star Trek: The Next Generation"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/s/ST:TNG#Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation" xlink:title="ST:TNG - Star Trek: The Next Generation"/>
<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/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation/" title="Star Trek: The Next Generation">
<abbr>ST:TNG</abbr>
</a>

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