HTML for CDT Acronym

when CDT means Central Daylight Time

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 CDT stands for Central Daylight Time 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/c/Central-Daylight-Time/" title="Central Daylight Time"
onclick="if (confirm('CDT stands for Central Daylight Time')) return false;"
>
<abbr>CDT</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 Central Daylight Time, the meaning of the acronym CDT, 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/c/Central-Daylight-Time/" title="Central Daylight Time"
onclick="if (confirm('CDT stands for Central Daylight Time')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Central Daylight Time">CDT</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Central Daylight Time)....</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 CDT acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A CDT is ...(definition of "Central Daylight Time")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CDT it is the abbreviation for Central Daylight Time.

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/c/Central-Daylight-Time/" title="Central Daylight Time"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/c/Central-Daylight-Time/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Central Daylight Time"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Central-Daylight-Time"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="CDT - Central Daylight Time"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>CDT</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/c/Central-Daylight-Time/" title="Central Daylight Time">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">CDT</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">c d t</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Central Daylight Time</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Central-Daylight-Time" xlink:title="Central Daylight Time"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/c/Central-Daylight-Time/" xlink:title="Central Daylight Time"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/c/CDT#Central-Daylight-Time" xlink:title="CDT - Central Daylight Time"/>
<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/c/Central-Daylight-Time/" title="Central Daylight Time">
<abbr>CDT</abbr>
</a>

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