Tag <abbr> HTML Reference


An abbreviation is marked up as follows:

The <abbr title="World Health Organization">WHO</abbr> was founded in 1948.

Browser Support

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

1. Definition and Usage

The <abbr> tag describes an abbreviated phrase.

By marking up abbreviations you can give useful information to browsers, spell checkers, translation systems and search-engine indexers.

2. Tips and Notes

Tip: The title attribute is used in the <abbr> tag, to show the full version of the abbreviation when you mouse over it.

3. Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


4. Standard Attributes

The <abbr> tag supports the Standard Attributes in HTML.

5. Event Attributes

The <abbr> tag also supports the Standard Event Attributes in HTML.

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