HTML for bdo Acronym

when bdo means Bidirectional Override

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

A bdo is ...(definition of "Bidirectional Override")....

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

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

When we use the acronym bdo it is the abbreviation for Bidirectional Override.

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

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