HTML for CPU Acronym

when CPU means Crime Prevention Unit

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

A CPU is ...(definition of "Crime Prevention Unit")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CPU it is the abbreviation for Crime Prevention Unit.

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

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