This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
The HTML Acronym Element (
<acronym>) allows authors to clearly indicate a sequence of characters that compose an acronym or abbreviation for a word. This element has been removed in HTML5. Use
Usage note: This element has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Instead web developers should use the
This element only has global attributes which is common to all elements.
This element implements the
HTMLSpanElementinterface for this element.
<p>The <acronym title="World Wide Web">WWW</acronym> is only a component of the Internet.</p>
Though the purpose of this tag is purely for the convenience of the author, its default styling varies from one browser to another:
: nonein the CSS takes care of this case.
It is therefore strongly recommended that web authors do not totally rely on the default styling.
|HTML 4.01 Specification |
The definition of '<acronym>' in that specification.
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