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HTML acronym tag and element

1. HTML acronym element represents a chain of characters which is an abbreviation of a full description.

2. If set, the value of the title attribute of the acronym element contains a full description of the abbreviation.

3. Some browsers, like Internet Explorer, do not style it differently.

4. Some browsers, like Opera, Firefox put a dotted underline to the text content of the element.

Syntax

<acronym>text content</acronym> 

Category

HTML acronym element is a Phrase element.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Yes.

Can contain

HTML acronym element can contain inline elements.

Can reside within

HTML acronym element can reside within inline as well as block level elements.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

None.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of using HTML acronym element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>html acronym tag example</title>
</head>
<body>
The Headquarters of <acronym title="United Nations">UN</acronym> is in NewYork City, United States.
</body>
</html>

Result

html acronym element

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HTML acronym tag example.

Pictorial presentation

html acronym element

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