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Certified HTML Designer Learning Resources abbr tag for Abbreviations

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abbr tag for Abbreviations

The abbreviation tag allows you to pass on useful information about an abbreviation without spelling it out on the page.

For example, I might use the abbreviation LLC in a story about a business. Some people might not know what "LLC" means, but I can tell them without interrupting the flow of the story for those who do know the meaning.

Rest your cursor on this abbreviation: LLC

The appearance of the abbreviation can depend on the browser being used, but all major browsers support the abbreviation tag.

You have to add a title attribute to the abbreviation tag in order for the tool tip explaining what the abbreviation means to show up. That's coded like this:

title="Explain your abbreviation here">LLC