HTML for XULA Acronym

when XULA means Xavier University of Louisiana

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 XULA stands for Xavier University of Louisiana 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/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/" title="Xavier University of Louisiana"
onclick="if (confirm('XULA stands for Xavier University of Louisiana')) return false;"
>
<abbr>XULA</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 Xavier University of Louisiana, the meaning of the acronym XULA, 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/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/" title="Xavier University of Louisiana"
onclick="if (confirm('XULA stands for Xavier University of Louisiana')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Xavier University of Louisiana">XULA</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Xavier University of Louisiana)....</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 XULA acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A XULA is ...(definition of "Xavier University of Louisiana")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the XULA 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/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/" title="Xavier University of Louisiana"
onclick="if (confirm('XULA stands for Xavier University of Louisiana')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="XULA"><abbr title="Xavier University of Louisiana">XULA</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Xavier University of Louisiana.</p>

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

When we use the acronym XULA it is the abbreviation for Xavier University of Louisiana.

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/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/" title="Xavier University of Louisiana"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Xavier University of Louisiana"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Xavier-University-of-Louisiana"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="XULA - Xavier University of Louisiana"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>XULA</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/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/" title="Xavier University of Louisiana">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">XULA</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">x u l a</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Xavier University of Louisiana</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Xavier-University-of-Louisiana" xlink:title="Xavier University of Louisiana"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/" xlink:title="Xavier University of Louisiana"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/x/XULA#Xavier-University-of-Louisiana" xlink:title="XULA - Xavier University of Louisiana"/>
<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/x/Xavier-University-of-Louisiana/" title="Xavier University of Louisiana">
<abbr>XULA</abbr>
</a>

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