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HTML for DSNs Acronym

when DSNs means Data Source Names

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

A DSNs is ...(definition of "Data Source Names")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DSNs it is the abbreviation for Data Source Names.

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/d/Data-Source-Names/" title="Data Source Names"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/d/Data-Source-Names/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Data Source Names"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Data-Source-Names"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="DSNs - Data Source Names"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>DSNs</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/d/Data-Source-Names/" title="Data Source Names">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">DSNs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">d s n's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Data Source Names</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Data-Source-Names" xlink:title="Data Source Names"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/d/Data-Source-Names/" xlink:title="Data Source Names"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/d/DSNs#Data-Source-Names" xlink:title="DSNs - Data Source Names"/>
<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/d/Data-Source-Names/" title="Data Source Names">
<abbr>DSNs</abbr>
</a>

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