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HTML <abbr> tag

HTML <abbr> tag is used to represent an acronym or abbreviation of a longer word or phrase, such as www, HTML, HTTP, etc. The content written between <abbr> tags renders with dotted underline in some browser.

This tag can be used with “title” attribute (optional), and the value of title attribute will be pop-up when the mouse hovers over the content written between <abbr> tag.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <abbr> tag

Display Inline
Start tag/End tag Both Start tag and End tag
Usage Semantic/Textual


With title Attribute:

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Without title Attribute:

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Global attributes:

The <abbr> tag supports the global attributes.

Event Attributes:

The <abbr> tag supports the event attributes.

Supporting Browsers

Element chrome browser Chrome ie browser IE firefox browser Firefox opera browser Opera safari browser Safari
<abbr> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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