HTML <abbr> Tag

The browser renders the characters within the <abbr> tag as an abbreviation or an acronym. To decipher the abbreviation, the global title attribute is used (displayed as a pop-up text prompt when you hover the mouse over the abbreviation).

The content of the <abbr> tag in some browsers can be marked with a dotted underscore.

Syntax

The <abbr> tag comes in pairs, so the closing (</abbr>) tag is required.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><abbr title="Universal Resource Locator">URL</abbr> - This is a special form of designating an individual resource address on the Internet </p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

URL - This is a special form of designating an individual resource address on the Internet.


(hover your mouse over the abbreviation).

Attributes

The <abbr> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support