- Element of
- Semantic Markup
- What does
- The <abbr> element is used along with a title attribute to associate a full-text explanation with an abbreviation or acronym. Website visitors do not see the text in the title attribute, but browsers, search engines, and assistive technologies do use this information.
- semantic | textual
This website is all about <abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</abbr>.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
<abbr> tag should be used any time that you have an abbreviation or an acronym. At the very least, it should be used the first time you introduce an uncommon or non-obvious acronyms or abbreviations. Whenever the
<abbr> tag is used, you should always use the
title attribute, which indicates the meaning of the abbreviation or acronym.
Older HTML specifications included a separate
<acronym> element. This has now been deprecated in HTML5, and acronyms should be marked up with the
<abbr> element instead.
If you are using an unfamiliar or unusual abbreviation, you may want to consider also including a
<dfn> element so provide additional information about the word or phrase.
Browser Support for abbr