HTML for CLR Acronym

when CLR means Common Language Runtime

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

A CLR is ...(definition of "Common Language Runtime")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CLR it is the abbreviation for Common Language Runtime.

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

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