HTML for CEO Acronym

when CEO means Chief Executive Officer

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

A CEO is ...(definition of "Chief Executive Officer")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CEO it is the abbreviation for Chief Executive Officer.

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

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