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HTML for DBS Acronym

when DBS means Direct Broadcast Satellite

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

A DBS is ...(definition of "Direct Broadcast Satellite")....

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

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

When we use the acronym DBS it is the abbreviation for Direct Broadcast Satellite.

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

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