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Masters of Business Administration

HTML for MBA Acronym

when MBA means Masters of Business Administration

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

A MBA is ...(definition of "Masters of Business Administration")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MBA it is the abbreviation for Masters of Business Administration.

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

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