HTML <abbr> Tag

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<p>The first version of <abbr title="Hypertext Markup Language">HTML</abbr> was written by Tim Berners-Lee in 1993.</p>


The <abbr> This element allows to clearly indicate a sequence of characters that defines an abbreviation for a word (such as HTML, CSS, PHP, Mr. instead of Mister etc...).


Version: HTML 4, 4.01, 5

Standard Syntax

<abbr title="abbreviation">...</abbr>

Browser Support



Attribute Value Description
title Abbreviation Specifies advisory text(abbreviation)

Global Attributes

<abbr> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<abbr> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

More Examples

<abbr> tag can also be used with <dfn> tag to define an abbreviation


<p><dfn><abbr title="Cascading Style Sheets">CSS</abbr></dfn> was first proposed by HÃ¥kon Wium Lie on October 10, 1994.</p>

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <abbr> element with the following by default value(s)

abbr {
	display: inline;

Related Tags

<a>, <b>, <bdi>, <bdo>, <br>, <cite>, <code>, <data>, <dfn>, <em>, <i>, <kbd>, <mark>, <q>, <rp>, <rt>, <ruby>, <s>, <samp>, <small>, <span>, <strong>, <sub>, <sup>, <time>, <u>, <var> and <wbr>
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