HTML for MMS Acronym

when MMS means Multimedia Messaging Service

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

A MMS is ...(definition of "Multimedia Messaging Service")....

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

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

When we use the acronym MMS it is the abbreviation for Multimedia Messaging Service.

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

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