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HTML for KVM Acronym

when KVM means Keyboard, Video and Mouse

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 KVM stands for Keyboard, Video and Mouse 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/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/" title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse"
onclick="if (confirm('KVM stands for Keyboard, Video and Mouse')) return false;"
>
<abbr>KVM</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 Keyboard, Video and Mouse, the meaning of the acronym KVM, 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/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/" title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse"
onclick="if (confirm('KVM stands for Keyboard, Video and Mouse')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse">KVM</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Keyboard, Video and Mouse)....</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 KVM acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A KVM is ...(definition of "Keyboard, Video and Mouse")....

If you are creating HTML code that simply expands the acronym then indicate that it is the KVM 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/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/" title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse"
onclick="if (confirm('KVM stands for Keyboard, Video and Mouse')) return false;"
>
<dfn title="KVM"><abbr title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse">KVM</abbr></dfn>
</a> it is the abbreviation for Keyboard, Video and Mouse.</p>

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

When we use the acronym KVM it is the abbreviation for Keyboard, Video and Mouse.

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/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/" title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse"
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/"
xlink:arcrole="&av;definedAt"
xlink:role="&av;definition"
xlink:title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>
<abbr
xlink:type="simple"
xlink:href="&at;Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse"
xlink:arcrole="&av;standsFor"
xlink:role="&av;term"
xlink:title="KVM - Keyboard, Video and Mouse"
xlink:show="new"
xlink:actuate="onRequest"
>KVM</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/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/" title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse">
<abbr xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="acronym">KVM</abbr>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="verbal" xlink:title="pronunciation">k v m</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="resource" xlink:label="expand" xlink:title="expansion">Keyboard, Video and Mouse</span>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="term" xlink:role="&av;term" xlink:href="&at;Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse" xlink:title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="definition" xlink:role="&av;definition" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/terms/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/" xlink:title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse"/>
<span class="hide" xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="finder" xlink:role="&av;reference" xlink:href="http://www.Acronyms.net/reference/k/KVM#Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse" xlink:title="KVM - Keyboard, Video and Mouse"/>
<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/k/Keyboard-Video-and-Mouse/" title="Keyboard, Video and Mouse">
<abbr>KVM</abbr>
</a>

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