HTML for CC Acronym

when CC means Closed Captioned

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

A CC is ...(definition of "Closed Captioned")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CC it is the abbreviation for Closed Captioned.

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

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Closed Captioned

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