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HTML for DSUs Acronym

when DSUs means Digital Service Units

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

A DSUs is ...(definition of "Digital Service Units")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DSUs it is the abbreviation for Digital Service Units.

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

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