HTML for ADB Acronym

when ADB means Android Debug Bridge

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

A ADB is ...(definition of "Android Debug Bridge")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ADB it is the abbreviation for Android Debug Bridge.

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

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