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Purposeencloses word formed from letters in a phrase
DescriptionThis element encloses a word that is formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term. For example, radar or snafu are acronyms. Remember: acronyms are words that have entered a human language (and thus, what constitutes an acronym is language-dependent). The abbreviations HTTP and WWW are not acronyms because they are not words. These are abbreviations for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and World Wide Web, respectively. Use the abbr element for abbreviations.
Start tagRequired <acronym>
class CDATA #IMPLIEDspace-separated list of classes
dir( ltr | rtl )#IMPLIEDdirection for weak/neutral text
idID#IMPLIEDdocument-wide unique id
langNMTOKEN#IMPLIEDlanguage code (backwards compatible); language code as RFC3066
onclick CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was clicked; script expression
ondblclick CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was double clicked; script expression
onkeydown CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was pressed down; script expression
onkeypress CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was pressed and released; script expression
onkeyup CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was released; script expression
onmousedown CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was pressed down; script expression
onmousemove CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved within; script expression
onmouseout CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved away; script expression
onmouseover CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved onto; script expression
onmouseup CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was released; script expression
style CDATA #IMPLIEDassociated style info; style sheet data
title CDATA #IMPLIEDadvisory title; text used for titles
xml:langNMTOKEN#IMPLIEDlanguage code (as per XML 1.0 spec); language code as RFC3066
Content( #PCDATA | a | br | span | bdo | map | object | img | tt | i | b | big | small | em | strong | dfn | code | q | samp | kbd | var | cite | abbr | acronym | sub | sup | input | select | textarea | label | button | ins | del | script )*
End tagRequired </acronym>
Referenced in a abbr acronym address b bdo big button caption cite code dd del dfn div dt em fieldset h1 h2 h3 h4 h5 h6 i ins kbd label legend li object p pre q samp small span strong sub sup td th tt var
The Navy demonstrated the <acronym>radar</acronym>
to members of the <acronym>WAVES</acronym>, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

<P>Some abbreviations become acronyms:
<acronym><abbr>NATO</abbr></acronym> for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.</p>
The Navy demonstrated the radar to members of the WAVES, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

Some abbreviations become acronyms: NATO for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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