HTML <abbr> Tag

Description

The <abbr> HTML element indicates that the sequence of characters is an abbreviation. Using the title attribute, the abbreviation is given, which allows you to understand the abbreviation for those people who are not familiar with it. In addition, search engines index the full-text version of the abbreviation, this can be used to increase the ranking of the webpage.
Browsers typically add a dashed underline to the text, but may not highlight the contents of an element.

Properties

Permitted Parents
Any element that accepts phrasing content
Content
Inline and text
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: required

Example

The town was another 50 <abbr title="kilometers">km</abbr> away

Attributes

None

Global Attributes

The <abbr> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes

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

Browser Support

Desktop
Explorer Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
7Yes21YesYes
Tablets / Mobile
Android Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung
YesYes4YesYesYes