HTML for Blob Acronym

when Blob means Binary Large Object

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

A Blob is ...(definition of "Binary Large Object")....

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

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

When we use the acronym Blob it is the abbreviation for Binary Large Object.

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

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Binary Large Object

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