HTML for CPS Acronym

when CPS means Characters Per Second

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

A CPS is ...(definition of "Characters Per Second")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CPS it is the abbreviation for Characters Per Second.

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

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