abbr

FilterElements

<abbr> ... </abbr>

Identifies the enclosed text as an abbreviation.

Start/End Tags

Required/Required

Specifications

  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML5

title=

Values: text
Provides the full expression for the abbreviation. This may be useful for nonvisual browsers, speech synthesizers, translation systems, and search engines.
<abbr title="Massachusetts">Mass.</abbr>

Rendered example

Mass.

abbr does not affect visual rendering. Browsers may display the title value as a tooltip. Assistive devices may speak the full title.