HTML for SBCS Acronym

when SBCS means Single Byte Character Set

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 SBCS stands for Single Byte Character Set 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/s/Single-Byte-Character-Set/" title="Single Byte Character Set"
onclick="if (confirm('SBCS stands for Single Byte Character Set')) return false;"
>
<abbr>SBCS</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 Single Byte Character Set, the meaning of the acronym SBCS, 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/s/Single-Byte-Character-Set/" title="Single Byte Character Set"
onclick="if (confirm('SBCS stands for Single Byte Character Set')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Single Byte Character Set">SBCS</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Single Byte Character Set)....</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 SBCS acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A SBCS is ...(definition of "Single Byte Character Set")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the SBCS 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/s/Single-Byte-Character-Set/" title="Single Byte Character Set"
onclick="if (confirm('SBCS stands for Single Byte Character Set')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="SBCS"><abbr title="Single Byte Character Set">SBCS</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Single Byte Character Set.</p>

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

When we use the acronym SBCS it is the abbreviation for Single Byte Character Set.

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

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