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HTML <acronym> Tag. Not Supported in HTML5.


Example

An acronym is marked up as follows:

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

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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.


Browser Support

Element
<acronym> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Tips and Notes

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


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <acronym> tag is not supported in HTML5.



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