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HTML Tag: abbr

Defines an element that is a shortened word or phrase, such as 'HTML'.

The title attribute is generally used to specify the whole word or phrase that the abbreviation is referring to.

An acronym is also an abbreviation, but an abbreviation is not necessarily an acronym.

Note: The abbr tag is not recognised in Internet Explorer.

Required Attributes

Optional Attributes


<abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</abbr>