HTML for Bionics Acronym

when Bionics means Biology And Electronics

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

A Bionics is ...(definition of "Biology And Electronics")....

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

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

When we use the acronym Bionics it is the abbreviation for Biology And Electronics.

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

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Biology And Electronics

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