HTML for CCNY Acronym

when CCNY means City College of New York

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 CCNY stands for City College of New York 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/City-College-of-New-York/" title="City College of New York"
onclick="if (confirm('CCNY stands for City College of New York')) return false;"
>
<abbr>CCNY</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 City College of New York, the meaning of the acronym CCNY, 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/City-College-of-New-York/" title="City College of New York"
onclick="if (confirm('CCNY stands for City College of New York')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="City College of New York">CCNY</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of City College of New York)....</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 CCNY acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A CCNY is ...(definition of "City College of New York")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the CCNY 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/City-College-of-New-York/" title="City College of New York"
onclick="if (confirm('CCNY stands for City College of New York')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="CCNY"><abbr title="City College of New York">CCNY</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for City College of New York.</p>

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

When we use the acronym CCNY it is the abbreviation for City College of New York.

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/City-College-of-New-York/" title="City College of New York"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/c/City-College-of-New-York/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="City College of New York"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;City-College-of-New-York"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="CCNY - City College of New York"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>CCNY</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/City-College-of-New-York/" title="City College of New York">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">CCNY</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">c c n y</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">City College of New York</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;City-College-of-New-York" xlink:title="City College of New York"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/c/City-College-of-New-York/" xlink:title="City College of New York"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/c/CCNY#City-College-of-New-York" xlink:title="CCNY - City College of New York"/>
<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/City-College-of-New-York/" title="City College of New York">
<abbr>CCNY</abbr>
</a>

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