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HTML for UBL Acronym

when UBL means Usama bin Laden

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 Usama bin Laden 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/Usama-bin-Laden/" title="Usama bin Laden"
onclick="if (confirm('UBL stands for Usama bin Laden')) 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 Usama bin Laden, 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/Usama-bin-Laden/" title="Usama bin Laden"
onclick="if (confirm('UBL stands for Usama bin Laden')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Usama bin Laden">UBL</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Usama bin Laden)....</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 "Usama bin Laden")....

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/Usama-bin-Laden/" title="Usama bin Laden"
onclick="if (confirm('UBL stands for Usama bin Laden')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="UBL"><abbr title="Usama bin Laden">UBL</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Usama bin Laden.</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 Usama bin Laden.

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/Usama-bin-Laden/" title="Usama bin Laden"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/u/Usama-bin-Laden/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Usama bin Laden"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Usama-bin-Laden"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="UBL - Usama bin Laden"
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/Usama-bin-Laden/" title="Usama bin Laden">
<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">Usama bin Laden</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Usama-bin-Laden" xlink:title="Usama bin Laden"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/u/Usama-bin-Laden/" xlink:title="Usama bin Laden"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/u/UBL#Usama-bin-Laden" xlink:title="UBL - Usama bin Laden"/>
<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/Usama-bin-Laden/" title="Usama bin Laden">
<abbr>UBL</abbr>
</a>

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