HTML for SIMs Acronym

when SIMs means Subscriber Identity Modules

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

A SIMs is ...(definition of "Subscriber Identity Modules")....

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

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

When we use the acronym SIMs it is the abbreviation for Subscriber Identity Modules.

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

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