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Too Much Information

HTML for TMI Acronym

when TMI means Too Much Information

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

A TMI is ...(definition of "Too Much Information")....

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

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

When we use the acronym TMI it is the abbreviation for Too Much Information.

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

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