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HTML for UARTs Acronym

when UARTs means Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters

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 UARTs stands for Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters 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/Universal-Asynchronous-Receiver-Transmitters/" title="Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters"
onclick="if (confirm('UARTs stands for Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters')) return false;"
>
<abbr>UARTs</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 Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters, the meaning of the acronym UARTs, 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/Universal-Asynchronous-Receiver-Transmitters/" title="Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters"
onclick="if (confirm('UARTs stands for Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters">UARTs</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters)....</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 UARTs acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A UARTs is ...(definition of "Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters")....

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

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

When we use the acronym UARTs it is the abbreviation for Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters.

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

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