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Deprecated

Summary

This element is deprecated in HTML5, in favor of the abbr element. It should no longer be used.

The acronym element indicated an abbreviation or a word formed by the initial letter or letters (or major parts) of a compound term, like NATO, radar or Interpol.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLElement

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

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




Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML 4.01 Specification W3C Recommendation

Compatibility

Desktop

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Mobile

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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]