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The <abbr> Element

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)
New HTML5 Attributes"popover"

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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