HTML for BSU Acronym

when BSU means Boise State University

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

A BSU is ...(definition of "Boise State University")....

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

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

When we use the acronym BSU it is the abbreviation for Boise State University.

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

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