HTML Abbr Element


The <abbr> tag specifies that some sequence of characters is an abbreviation or the acronym.  It help in better understanding for those who doesn’t meet such abbreviation earlier, plus search engines index the whole variant of the text, that can be useful  in raising document’s rating.





HTML 4.01 and HTML5 – Differences



With the help of the title attribute <abbr> tag can display the whole variant of the text when you induce the mouse on the <abbr> element.

Global / Event attributes

The <abbr> tag supports both, global and event attributes.

Browser support

Internet Explorer Chrome Opera Safari Firefox Android iOs
7.0+ 2.0+ 1.3+ 3.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+ 1.0+