HTML for SIM Acronym

when SIM means Subscriber Identity Module

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

A SIM is ...(definition of "Subscriber Identity Module")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SIM it is the abbreviation for Subscriber Identity Module.

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

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