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The <acronym> Element

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> 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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