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HTML for UTF Acronym

when UTF means UCS Transformation Format

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 UTF stands for UCS Transformation Format 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/u/UCS-Transformation-Format/" title="UCS Transformation Format"
onclick="if (confirm('UTF stands for UCS Transformation Format')) return false;"
>
<abbr>UTF</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 UCS Transformation Format, the meaning of the acronym UTF, 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/u/UCS-Transformation-Format/" title="UCS Transformation Format"
onclick="if (confirm('UTF stands for UCS Transformation Format')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="UCS Transformation Format">UTF</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of UCS Transformation Format)....</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 UTF acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A UTF is ...(definition of "UCS Transformation Format")....

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

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

When we use the acronym UTF it is the abbreviation for UCS Transformation Format.

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

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