HTML for BPI Acronym

when BPI means Bits Per Inch

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

A BPI is ...(definition of "Bits Per Inch")....

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

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

When we use the acronym BPI it is the abbreviation for Bits Per Inch.

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

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