HTML for RBOCs Acronym

when RBOCs means Regional Bell Operating Companies

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 RBOCs stands for Regional Bell Operating Companies 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/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/" title="Regional Bell Operating Companies"
onclick="if (confirm('RBOCs stands for Regional Bell Operating Companies')) return false;"
>
<abbr>RBOCs</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 Regional Bell Operating Companies, the meaning of the acronym RBOCs, 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/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/" title="Regional Bell Operating Companies"
onclick="if (confirm('RBOCs stands for Regional Bell Operating Companies')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Regional Bell Operating Companies">RBOCs</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Regional Bell Operating Companies)....</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 RBOCs acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A RBOCs is ...(definition of "Regional Bell Operating Companies")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the RBOCs 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/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/" title="Regional Bell Operating Companies"
onclick="if (confirm('RBOCs stands for Regional Bell Operating Companies')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="RBOCs"><abbr title="Regional Bell Operating Companies">RBOCs</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Regional Bell Operating Companies.</p>

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

When we use the acronym RBOCs it is the abbreviation for Regional Bell Operating Companies.

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/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/" title="Regional Bell Operating Companies"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Regional Bell Operating Companies"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="RBOCs - Regional Bell Operating Companies"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>RBOCs</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/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/" title="Regional Bell Operating Companies">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">RBOCs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">r boc's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Regional Bell Operating Companies</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies" xlink:title="Regional Bell Operating Companies"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/" xlink:title="Regional Bell Operating Companies"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/r/RBOCs#Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies" xlink:title="RBOCs - Regional Bell Operating Companies"/>
<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/r/Regional-Bell-Operating-Companies/" title="Regional Bell Operating Companies">
<abbr>RBOCs</abbr>
</a>

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