HTML for Bionic Acronym

when Bionic means Biology And Electronic

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

A Bionic is ...(definition of "Biology And Electronic")....

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

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

When we use the acronym Bionic it is the abbreviation for Biology And Electronic.

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

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Biology And Electronic

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