HTML5 <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 indicates an abbrevation or an acronym, like "WWW" or "NATO".

By marking up abbreviations you can give useful information to browsers, spell checkers, translation systems and search-engine indexers.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


Tips and Notes

Tip: The title attribute is used to show the full version of the expression when you mouse over the abbreviation.

Standard Attributes

The <abbr> tag also supports the Standard Attributes in HTML5.

Event Attributes

The <abbr> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5.