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Top Level Domain

HTML for TLD Acronym

when TLD means Top Level Domain

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

A TLD is ...(definition of "Top Level Domain")....

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

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

When we use the acronym TLD it is the abbreviation for Top Level Domain.

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

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