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HTML for TLC Acronym

when TLC means The Learning Channel

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

A TLC is ...(definition of "The Learning Channel")....

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

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

When we use the acronym TLC it is the abbreviation for The Learning Channel.

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

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The Learning Channel

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