HTML for BMX Acronym

when BMX means Bicycle Motocross

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

A BMX is ...(definition of "Bicycle Motocross")....

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

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

When we use the acronym BMX it is the abbreviation for Bicycle Motocross.

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

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