HTML for SKU Acronym

when SKU means Stock Keeping Unit

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

A SKU is ...(definition of "Stock Keeping Unit")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SKU it is the abbreviation for Stock Keeping Unit.

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

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