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HTML for ULB Acronym

when ULB means United League Baseball

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 ULB stands for United League Baseball 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/u/United-League-Baseball/" title="United League Baseball"
onclick="if (confirm('ULB stands for United League Baseball')) return false;"
>
<abbr>ULB</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 United League Baseball, the meaning of the acronym ULB, 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/u/United-League-Baseball/" title="United League Baseball"
onclick="if (confirm('ULB stands for United League Baseball')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="United League Baseball">ULB</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of United League Baseball)....</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 ULB acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A ULB is ...(definition of "United League Baseball")....

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

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

When we use the acronym ULB it is the abbreviation for United League Baseball.

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/u/United-League-Baseball/" title="United League Baseball"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/u/United-League-Baseball/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="United League Baseball"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;United-League-Baseball"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="ULB - United League Baseball"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>ULB</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/u/United-League-Baseball/" title="United League Baseball">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">ULB</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">u l b</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">United League Baseball</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;United-League-Baseball" xlink:title="United League Baseball"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/u/United-League-Baseball/" xlink:title="United League Baseball"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/u/ULB#United-League-Baseball" xlink:title="ULB - United League Baseball"/>
<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/u/United-League-Baseball/" title="United League Baseball">
<abbr>ULB</abbr>
</a>

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