HTML for CCM Acronym

when CCM means Community College of Morris

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

A CCM is ...(definition of "Community College of Morris")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CCM it is the abbreviation for Community College of Morris.

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

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