HTML for URLs Acronym

when URLs means Uniform Resource Locators

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

A URLs is ...(definition of "Uniform Resource Locators")....

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

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

When we use the acronym URLs it is the abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locators.

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

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