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HTML for THX Acronym

when THX means Tomlinson Holman Experiment

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

A THX is ...(definition of "Tomlinson Holman Experiment")....

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

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

When we use the acronym THX it is the abbreviation for Tomlinson Holman Experiment.

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

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