Tag <acronym> HTML Reference


An acronym is marked up as follows:

Can I get this <acronym title="as soon as possible">ASAP</acronym>?

Browser Support

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Note: The <acronym> tag is not supported in IE 5.5 or earlier versions.

1. Definition and Usage

The <acronym> tag is not supported in HTML5. Use the <abbr> tag instead.

The <acronym> tag defines an acronym.

An acronym can be spoken as if it were a word, example NATO, NASA, ASAP, GUI.

By marking up acronyms you can give useful information to browsers, spell checkers, translation systems and search-engine indexers.

2. Tips and Notes

Tip: The title attribute is used to show the full version of the acronym when you mouse over it.

3. Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <acronym> tag is not supported in HTML5, but is supported in HTML 4.01.

4. Standard Attributes

The <acronym> tag supports the Standard Attributes in HTML.

5. Event Attributes

The <acronym> tag also supports the Standard Event Attributes in HTML.

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