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HTML for TLAs Acronym

when TLAs means Three Letter Acronyms

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

A TLAs is ...(definition of "Three Letter Acronyms")....

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

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

When we use the acronym TLAs it is the abbreviation for Three Letter Acronyms.

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/Three-Letter-Acronyms/" title="Three Letter Acronyms"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/t/Three-Letter-Acronyms/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Three Letter Acronyms"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Three-Letter-Acronyms"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="TLAs - Three Letter Acronyms"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>TLAs</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/Three-Letter-Acronyms/" title="Three Letter Acronyms">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">TLAs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">t l a's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Three Letter Acronyms</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Three-Letter-Acronyms" xlink:title="Three Letter Acronyms"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/t/Three-Letter-Acronyms/" xlink:title="Three Letter Acronyms"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/t/TLAs#Three-Letter-Acronyms" xlink:title="TLAs - Three Letter Acronyms"/>
<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/Three-Letter-Acronyms/" title="Three Letter Acronyms">
<abbr>TLAs</abbr>
</a>

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