The "abbr" Element

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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"
TypeAttribute List
'Standard' Attributes"is"
New HTML 5.2 Attributes"slot"

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" or "acronym" element ("abbr" is recommended for better future compatibility). Example: <abbr title="World Wide Web">WWW</abbr>. Visit https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H28 for more information.

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