HTML Acronym tag


An acronym is marked up as follows:
Can I get this <acronym title="as soon as possible">ASAP</acronym>?

Definition and Usage

The <acronym> tag defines an acronym.
An acronym can be spoken as if it were a word, example NATO, NASA, ASAP, GUI.
By marking up acronyms you can give useful information to browsers, spellcheckers, screen readers, translation systems and search-engines.

Browser Support

The <acronym> tag is supported in all major browsers.
Note: The <acronym> tag is not supported in IE 5.5 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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