The "acronym" Element


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AVOIDNot in HTML5Obsolete

The obsolete "acronym" element represents a sequence of characters that compose an acronym or abbreviation for a word. Because this element is not in HTML5 and is now considered obsolete, use the "abbr" element instead.

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

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  • 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 for more information.

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