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Mortgage-Backed Securities

HTML for MBS Acronym

when MBS means Mortgage-Backed Securities

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

A MBS is ...(definition of "Mortgage-Backed Securities")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MBS it is the abbreviation for Mortgage-Backed Securities.

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

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