Version-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN
Elementabbr
Purposeencloses shortened phrase which represents whole
DescriptionAn abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase when it is used to represent the whole. For example, USA for the United States of America. Do not confuse an abbreviation with an acronym which uses the acronym element.
Start tagRequired <abbr>
Attributes
NameTypeDefaultComment
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 | object | applet | img | map | iframe | tt | i | b | u | s | strike | big | small | font | basefont | em | strong | dfn | code | q | samp | kbd | var | cite | abbr | acronym | sub | sup | input | select | textarea | label | button | ins | del | script )*
End tagRequired </abbr>
Referenced in a abbr acronym address applet b bdo big blockquote body button caption center cite code dd del dfn div dt em fieldset font form h1 h2 h3 h4 h5 h6 i iframe ins kbd label legend li noframes noscript object p pre q s samp small span strike strong sub sup td th tt u var
Example
SourceAppearance
<abbr>XHTML</abbr> is <abbr>HTML</abbr> reformulated using <abbr>XML</abbr>
which is a subset of <abbr>SGML</abbr>.
<p>Some abbreviations become acronyms: <acronym><abbr>NATO</abbr></acronym> for
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.</p>
XHTML is HTML reformulated using XML which is a subset of SGML.

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

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