HTML for BYOB Acronym

when BYOB means Bring Your Own Beer

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 BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Beer 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/Bring-Your-Own-Beer/" title="Bring Your Own Beer"
onclick="if (confirm('BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Beer')) return false;"
>
<abbr>BYOB</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 Bring Your Own Beer, the meaning of the acronym BYOB, 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/Bring-Your-Own-Beer/" title="Bring Your Own Beer"
onclick="if (confirm('BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Beer')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Bring Your Own Beer">BYOB</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Bring Your Own Beer)....</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 BYOB acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A BYOB is ...(definition of "Bring Your Own Beer")....

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

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

When we use the acronym BYOB it is the abbreviation for Bring Your Own Beer.

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

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