HTML for BAP Acronym

when BAP means Beta Alpha Psi

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 BAP stands for Beta Alpha Psi 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/b/Beta-Alpha-Psi/" title="Beta Alpha Psi"
onclick="if (confirm('BAP stands for Beta Alpha Psi')) return false;"
>
<abbr>BAP</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 Beta Alpha Psi, the meaning of the acronym BAP, 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/b/Beta-Alpha-Psi/" title="Beta Alpha Psi"
onclick="if (confirm('BAP stands for Beta Alpha Psi')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Beta Alpha Psi">BAP</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Beta Alpha Psi)....</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 BAP acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A BAP is ...(definition of "Beta Alpha Psi")....

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

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

When we use the acronym BAP it is the abbreviation for Beta Alpha Psi.

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

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