HTML for UOW Acronym

when UOW means Unit Of Work

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

A UOW is ...(definition of "Unit Of Work")....

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

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

When we use the acronym UOW it is the abbreviation for Unit Of Work.

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

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