Support Key: [2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE|M|N6B1|O4]
What is it?
Tag Example
Parent/Content Model
Tips & Tricks
Browser Peculiarities
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Standards Details:
HTML: In all 4.x DTDs
XHTML: In all 1.0 and 1.1 DTDs
XHTML Modules:
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CSS Mapping:
Default Rendering:
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Official Docs:
HTML 4.x, XHTML 1.1
What is it?
This element indicates that content is an Abbreviation (a shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole.) The TITLE attribute is suggested for providing the full or expanded form of the abbreviation. While knowing the expanded form may not be implicitly important in the rendering of the content, it can assist in speech synthesis, spell-checking, and other document management scenarios.

Some abbreviations can have unexpected pronunciations. Style sheets should be used in such cases to aid in the pronunciation of the abbreviated form.

Common Attributes
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE|M|N6B1|O4]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE|M|N6|O5]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE|M|N6B1|O4]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE|M|N|O]
Markup example and Tests
Send by <abbr title="facsimile">fax</abbr>
Parent Model
%In-line Parent% | %Block Parent%
Content Model
%In-line Content%
Tips & Tricks Browser Peculiarities
Boring Copyright Stuff...