Abbreviations and Acronyms
The abbreviation element (
<abbr>...</abbr>) defines an abbreviation or an acronym, like “Mr.”, “Dec.”, “ASAP”, “ATM”.
Marking up abbreviations can give useful information to browsers, translation systems and search-engines.
Note Previous to HTML5, there was an
<acronym> tag that is no longer supported. Is it best practice to use
<abbr> for both abbreviations and acronyms in HTML5.
<p>You can spell out acronyms using the <abbr title=""> tag.</p> <p>For example, <abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</abbr>.</p>
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