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HTML title Attribute

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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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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The title attribute is supported in all major browsers.


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.


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


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