HTML for ABS Acronym

when ABS means Anti-lock Braking System

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 ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System 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/Anti-lock-Braking-System/" title="Anti-lock Braking System"
onclick="if (confirm('ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System')) return false;"
>
<abbr>ABS</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 Anti-lock Braking System, the meaning of the acronym ABS, 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/Anti-lock-Braking-System/" title="Anti-lock Braking System"
onclick="if (confirm('ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Anti-lock Braking System">ABS</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Anti-lock Braking System)....</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 ABS acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A ABS is ...(definition of "Anti-lock Braking System")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ABS it is the abbreviation for Anti-lock Braking System.

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

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