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HTML for TCP/IP Acronym

when TCP/IP means Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol

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 TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol 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/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/" title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"
onclick="if (confirm('TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol')) return false;"
>
<abbr>TCP/IP</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 Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol, the meaning of the acronym TCP/IP, 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/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/" title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"
onclick="if (confirm('TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol">TCP/IP</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol)....</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 TCP/IP acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A TCP/IP is ...(definition of "Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the TCP/IP 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/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/" title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"
onclick="if (confirm('TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="TCP/IP"><abbr title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol">TCP/IP</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.</p>

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

When we use the acronym TCP/IP it is the abbreviation for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.

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/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/" title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/t/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>TCP/IP</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/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/" title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">TCP/IP</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">t c p i p</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol" xlink:title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/t/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/" xlink:title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/t/TCP/IP#Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol" xlink:title="TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol"/>
<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/Transmission-Control-Protocol-Internet-Protocol/" title="Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol">
<abbr>TCP/IP</abbr>
</a>

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