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HTML for UBL Acronym

when UBL means Universal Business Language

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

A UBL is ...(definition of "Universal Business Language")....

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

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

When we use the acronym UBL it is the abbreviation for Universal Business Language.

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

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Universal Business Language

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