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HTML for DBMSes Acronym

when DBMSes means Database Management Systems

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

A DBMSes is ...(definition of "Database Management Systems")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DBMSes it is the abbreviation for Database Management Systems.

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

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