ExampleAn abbreviation is marked up as follows:
|The <abbr title="World Health Organization">WHO</abbr> was founded in 1948.|
Definition and UsageThe <abbr> tag describes an abbreviated phrase.
By marking up abbreviations you can give useful information to browsers, spellcheckers, screen readers, translation systems and search-engines.
The <abbr> tag is supported in
all major browsers.
Note: The <abbr> tag is not supported in IE 6 or earlier versions.
Differences Between HTML and XHTMLNONE
Tips and NotesTip: The title attribute is used to show the full version of the expression when you mouse over the abbreviation.
- DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.
- The <abbr> tag supports the following standard attributes:
|class||classname||Specifies a classname for an element||STF|
|Specifies the text direction for the content in an element||STF|
|id||id||Specifies a unique id for an element||STF|
|lang||language_code||Specifies a language code for the content in an element||STF|
|style||style_definition||Specifies an inline style for an element||STF|
|title||text||Specifies extra information about an element||STF|
|xml:lang||language_code||Specifies a language code for the content in an element, in XHTML documents||STF|
- The <abbr> tag supports the following event attributes:
|onclick||script||Script to be run on a mouse click||STF|
|ondblclick||script||Script to be run on a mouse double-click||STF|
|onmousedown||script||Script to be run when mouse button is pressed||STF|
|onmousemove||script||Script to be run when mouse pointer moves||STF|
|onmouseout||script||Script to be run when mouse pointer moves out of an element||STF|
|onmouseover||script||Script to be run when mouse pointer moves over an element||STF|
|onmouseup||script||Script to be run when mouse button is released||STF|
|onkeydown||script||Script to be run when a key is pressed||STF|
|onkeypress||script||Script to be run when a key is pressed and released||STF|
|onkeyup||script||Script to be run when a key is released||STF|