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The "abbr" Element


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Inline Text Semantics

The "abbr" element represents an abbreviation or acronym, optionally with its expansion. The "title" attribute may be used to provide the expansion.

Attributes for "abbr"
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'Standard' Attributes(none)

Syntax Notes for "abbr"

  • The "title" attribute, if specified, must contain an expansion of the abbreviation, and nothing else.

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Accessibility Information & Tips

  • Provide expansion or definition for abbreviations using the "abbr" element. Example: <abbr title="World Wide Web">WWW</abbr>. Visit https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H28 for more information.

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