HTML for B2B Acronym

when B2B means Business To Business

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 B2B stands for Business To Business 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/Business-To-Business/" title="Business To Business"
onclick="if (confirm('B2B stands for Business To Business')) return false;"
>
<abbr>B2B</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 Business To Business, the meaning of the acronym B2B, 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/Business-To-Business/" title="Business To Business"
onclick="if (confirm('B2B stands for Business To Business')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Business To Business">B2B</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Business To Business)....</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 B2B acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A B2B is ...(definition of "Business To Business")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the B2B 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/Business-To-Business/" title="Business To Business"
onclick="if (confirm('B2B stands for Business To Business')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="B2B"><abbr title="Business To Business">B2B</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Business To Business.</p>

The result should look like this (hovering your mouse over the B2B acronym shows the definition):

When we use the acronym B2B it is the abbreviation for Business To Business.

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/Business-To-Business/" title="Business To Business"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/b/Business-To-Business/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Business To Business"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Business-To-Business"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="B2B - Business To Business"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>B2B</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/Business-To-Business/" title="Business To Business">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">B2B</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">b to b</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Business To Business</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Business-To-Business" xlink:title="Business To Business"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/b/Business-To-Business/" xlink:title="Business To Business"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/b/B2B#Business-To-Business" xlink:title="B2B - Business To Business"/>
<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/Business-To-Business/" title="Business To Business">
<abbr>B2B</abbr>
</a>

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