I link to my CV with the following:

 <li><a href="http://example.com/cv">CV</a></li>

However, should I have/would you recommend I have:

 <li><a href="http://example.com/cv"><abbr title="Curriculum vitae">CV</abbr></a></li>

Is the nesting of those tags ok to do/semantically appropriate, etc.

Thanks in advance!

2 Answers 2


I would totally do this, but I wouldn't stop there. I'd throw a little Microdata in there also, making it:

<li><a href="http://example.com/cm" rel="me"><abbr title="Curriculm vitae">CV</abbr></a></li>

I'd go one step further if you're using hCard and add a class="url" but that's probably overkill for you. I'd definitely put the rel="me" in there though.


Yes, you can and this is the right way to do it.

Whether you should - that's up to your needs. It's not a must at all.

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