HTML for SQuID Acronym

when SQuID means Superconducting Quantum Interference Device

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 SQuID stands for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device 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/Superconducting-Quantum-Interference-Device/" title="Superconducting Quantum Interference Device"
onclick="if (confirm('SQuID stands for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device')) return false;"
>
<abbr>SQuID</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 Superconducting Quantum Interference Device, the meaning of the acronym SQuID, 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/Superconducting-Quantum-Interference-Device/" title="Superconducting Quantum Interference Device"
onclick="if (confirm('SQuID stands for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Superconducting Quantum Interference Device">SQuID</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Superconducting Quantum Interference Device)....</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 SQuID acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A SQuID is ...(definition of "Superconducting Quantum Interference Device")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SQuID it is the abbreviation for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device.

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

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