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HTML for TLA Acronym

when TLA means Temporary Living Arrangement

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 TLA stands for Temporary Living Arrangement 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/t/Temporary-Living-Arrangement/" title="Temporary Living Arrangement"
onclick="if (confirm('TLA stands for Temporary Living Arrangement')) return false;"
>
<abbr>TLA</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 Temporary Living Arrangement, the meaning of the acronym TLA, 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/t/Temporary-Living-Arrangement/" title="Temporary Living Arrangement"
onclick="if (confirm('TLA stands for Temporary Living Arrangement')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Temporary Living Arrangement">TLA</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Temporary Living Arrangement)....</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 TLA acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A TLA is ...(definition of "Temporary Living Arrangement")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the TLA 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/t/Temporary-Living-Arrangement/" title="Temporary Living Arrangement"
onclick="if (confirm('TLA stands for Temporary Living Arrangement')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="TLA"><abbr title="Temporary Living Arrangement">TLA</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Temporary Living Arrangement.</p>

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

When we use the acronym TLA it is the abbreviation for Temporary Living Arrangement.

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

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