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HTML for APBs Acronym

when APBs means All Points Bulletins

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

A APBs is ...(definition of "All Points Bulletins")....

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

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

When we use the acronym APBs it is the abbreviation for All Points Bulletins.

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/a/All-Points-Bulletins/" title="All Points Bulletins"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/All-Points-Bulletins/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="All Points Bulletins"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;All-Points-Bulletins"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="APBs - All Points Bulletins"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>APBs</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/a/All-Points-Bulletins/" title="All Points Bulletins">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">APBs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">a p b's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">All Points Bulletins</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;All-Points-Bulletins" xlink:title="All Points Bulletins"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/a/All-Points-Bulletins/" xlink:title="All Points Bulletins"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/a/APBs#All-Points-Bulletins" xlink:title="APBs - All Points Bulletins"/>
<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/a/All-Points-Bulletins/" title="All Points Bulletins">
<abbr>APBs</abbr>
</a>

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