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HTML abbr attribute

abbr

The pPurpose of the HTML abbr attribute is to specify the abbreviation for a table header cell.

Supported elements

HTML abbr attribute supports td and th.

Syntax

<td abbr="value" >.....</td> 
<th abbr="value" >.....</th> 

Type of value

Type of value of HTML abbr attribute is text.

Value

A string / text which sets the abbreviated text.

Default value

There is no default value of HTML abbr attribute.

Supported doctypes

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

Example of HTML abbr attribute with td

<!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>abbr td example</title>
</head>
<body>
<table>
<tr>
<td abbr="United Kingdom">UK</td>
<td>Capital is London.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td abbr="United States of America">USA</td>
<td>Capital is Washington, D.C.</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Result

html abbr attribute with td

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Example of HTML abbr attribute with td.

Example of HTML abbr attribute with th

<!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>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body>
<table border="1px" >
<tr>
<th abbr="State">Country</th>
<th abbr="Capital">Capital of the state</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td abbr="United Kingdom">UK</td>
<td>Capital is London.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td abbr="United States of America">USA</td>
<td>Capital is Washington, D.C.</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Result

htmlabbrattributewithth

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Example of HTML abbr attribute with th.

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