HTML <abbr> tag


An abbreviation is marked up as follows :

The <abbr title="World Health Organization">WHO</abbr> was founded in 1948. 
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Definition and Usage

The <abbr> tag defines an abbreviation or an acronym, like "Mr.", "Dec.", "ASAP", "ATM".

Tip : An abbreviation and an acronym are both shortened versions of something else. Both are often represented as a series of letters.

Marking up abbreviations can give useful information to browsers, translation systems and search-engines.

Browser Support

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Tips and Notes

Tip : The global title attribute can be used in the <abbr> tag to show the full version of the abbreviation/acronym when you mouse over the <abbr> element.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


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