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W3C Recommendation

Summary

The abbr element (<abbr>) represents an abbreviation or acronym.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLElement

The abbr element is a type of phrasing content that exists at the sub-paragraph level. It may not contain block-level elements.

Attributes

A abbr element may optionally have a title attribute. The attribute, if specified, must contain an expansion of the abbreviation, and nothing else. The abbr element can accept any attributes permitted globally.

Examples

View live exampleThe following example shows how to use the abbr element with an optional title attribute.

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<abbr title="Washington">WA</abbr>
</head>
</html>



Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML 4.01 Specification W3C Recommendation

Compatibility

Desktop

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic Support 22.0
16.0
8.0
12.0
5.1

Mobile

Feature Android BlackBerry Chrome for mobile Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Opera Mini Safari Mobile
Basic Support Supported (when?)
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Supported (when?)
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Supported (when?)

See also

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