HTML for CV Acronym

when CV means Curriculum Vitæ

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

A CV is ...(definition of "Curriculum Vitæ")....

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

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

When we use the acronym CV it is the abbreviation for Curriculum Vitæ.

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

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