HTML for UoM Acronym

when UoM means Unit Of Measurement

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

A UoM is ...(definition of "Unit Of Measurement")....

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

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

When we use the acronym UoM it is the abbreviation for Unit Of Measurement.

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

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