HTML abbr tag


An abbreviation is marked up as follows:
The <abbr title="World Health Organization">WHO</abbr> was founded in 1948.

Definition and Usage

The <abbr> tag describes an abbreviated phrase.
By marking up abbreviations you can give useful information to browsers, spellcheckers, screen readers, translation systems and search-engines.

Browser Support

The <abbr> tag is supported in all major browsers.
Note: The <abbr> tag is not supported in IE 6 or earlier versions.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML


Tips and Notes

Tip: The title attribute is used to show the full version of the expression when you mouse over the abbreviation.

Standard Attributes

id, class, title, style, dir, lang, xml:lang

Event Attributes

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup
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