HTML <abbr> tag
The <abbr> defines abbreviations. Abbreviations acts as short form of words or phrases.
WTC – World Trade Center
ATM – Any Time Money
CBSE – Central Board of Secondary Education
When you code this tag for a particular word, then it shows the expanded form of the word when you mouse-over it.
<abbr title=”expanded form of word/phrase“>word/phrase</abbr>;
In the example below, when you move your mouse over “WTC”, it shows ‘World Trade Center’.
Default CSS Value
How Browser will display
Difference between HTML4.01, XHTML and HTML5
Attributes used with this tag
|title||To show the expanded form of the word or phrase when the user mouse-over it.|
title attribute is optional but it is recommended to code this to show the expanded form of the phrase.
The <abbr> tag supports Global attributes.
The <abbr> tag supports Event attributes.