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acronym

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Summary

The acronym element (<acronym>) indicates an abbreviation or a word formed by the initial letter or letters (or major parts) of a compound term.

The acronym element was deprecated in HTML5 and should no longer be used.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLElement

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

An equivalent to this element in HTML5 is the abbr element.

Examples

View live exampleThe following example shows how to use the acronym element. A title attribute should be included for accessibility.

<acronym title="North Atlantic Treaty Organization">NATO</acronym>



Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML 4.01 Specification W3C Recommendation

Compatibility

Desktop

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See also

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Attribution

This article contains content originally from external sources.

Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]