HTML for PVR Acronym

when PVR means Personal Video Recorder

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 PVR stands for Personal Video Recorder 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/p/Personal-Video-Recorder/" title="Personal Video Recorder"
onclick="if (confirm('PVR stands for Personal Video Recorder')) return false;"
>
<abbr>PVR</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 Personal Video Recorder, the meaning of the acronym PVR, 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/p/Personal-Video-Recorder/" title="Personal Video Recorder"
onclick="if (confirm('PVR stands for Personal Video Recorder')) return false;"
>
<dfn><abbr title="Personal Video Recorder">PVR</abbr>
</a> is ...(definition of Personal Video Recorder)....</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 PVR acronym shows the expanded meaning of the acronym):

A PVR is ...(definition of "Personal Video Recorder")....

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

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

When we use the acronym PVR it is the abbreviation for Personal Video Recorder.

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

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