HTML for MTSO Acronym

when MTSO means Mobile Telephone Switching Office

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 MTSO stands for Mobile Telephone Switching Office 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/Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office/" title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office"
onclick="if (confirm('MTSO stands for Mobile Telephone Switching Office')) return false;"
>
<abbr>MTSO</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 Mobile Telephone Switching Office, the meaning of the acronym MTSO, 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/Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office/" title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office"
onclick="if (confirm('MTSO stands for Mobile Telephone Switching Office')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office">MTSO</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Mobile Telephone Switching Office)....</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 MTSO acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A MTSO is ...(definition of "Mobile Telephone Switching Office")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MTSO it is the abbreviation for Mobile Telephone Switching Office.

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/Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office/" title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/m/Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="MTSO - Mobile Telephone Switching Office"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>MTSO</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/Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office/" title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">MTSO</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">m t s o</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Mobile Telephone Switching Office</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office" xlink:title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/m/Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office/" xlink:title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/m/MTSO#Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office" xlink:title="MTSO - Mobile Telephone Switching Office"/>
<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/Mobile-Telephone-Switching-Office/" title="Mobile Telephone Switching Office">
<abbr>MTSO</abbr>
</a>

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