HTML for URIs Acronym

when URIs means Uniform Resource Identifiers

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

A URIs is ...(definition of "Uniform Resource Identifiers")....

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

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

When we use the acronym URIs it is the abbreviation for Uniform Resource Identifiers.

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/Uniform-Resource-Identifiers/" title="Uniform Resource Identifiers"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/u/Uniform-Resource-Identifiers/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Uniform Resource Identifiers"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Uniform-Resource-Identifiers"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="URIs - Uniform Resource Identifiers"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>URIs</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/Uniform-Resource-Identifiers/" title="Uniform Resource Identifiers">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">URIs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">u r i's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Uniform Resource Identifiers</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Uniform-Resource-Identifiers" xlink:title="Uniform Resource Identifiers"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/u/Uniform-Resource-Identifiers/" xlink:title="Uniform Resource Identifiers"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/u/URIs#Uniform-Resource-Identifiers" xlink:title="URIs - Uniform Resource Identifiers"/>
<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/Uniform-Resource-Identifiers/" title="Uniform Resource Identifiers">
<abbr>URIs</abbr>
</a>

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