HTML for CCTVs Acronym

when CCTVs means Closed-Circuit Televisions

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

A CCTVs is ...(definition of "Closed-Circuit Televisions")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CCTVs it is the abbreviation for Closed-Circuit Televisions.

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-Circuit-Televisions/" title="Closed-Circuit Televisions"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/c/Closed-Circuit-Televisions/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Closed-Circuit Televisions"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Closed-Circuit-Televisions"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="CCTVs - Closed-Circuit Televisions"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>CCTVs</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-Circuit-Televisions/" title="Closed-Circuit Televisions">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">CCTVs</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">c c t v's</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Closed-Circuit Televisions</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Closed-Circuit-Televisions" xlink:title="Closed-Circuit Televisions"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/c/Closed-Circuit-Televisions/" xlink:title="Closed-Circuit Televisions"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/c/CCTVs#Closed-Circuit-Televisions" xlink:title="CCTVs - Closed-Circuit Televisions"/>
<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-Circuit-Televisions/" title="Closed-Circuit Televisions">
<abbr>CCTVs</abbr>
</a>

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