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HTML title Attribute


Example

Use of the title attribute in an HTML document:

<p><abbr title="World Health Organization">WHO</abbr> was founded in 1948.</p>
<p title="Free Web tutorials">W3Schools.com</p>

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Definition and Usage

The title attribute specifies extra information about an element.

The information is most often shown as a tooltip text when the mouse moves over the element.


Browser Support

Attribute
title Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML5, the title attribute can be used on any HTML element (it will validate on any HTML element. However, it is not necessarily useful).

In HTML 4.01, the title attribute cannot be used with: <base>, <head>, <html>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>.


Syntax

<element title="text">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text A tooltip text for an element

Related Pages

HTML Tutorial: HTML Attributes

HTML DOM Reference: HTML DOM title Property