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abbr

Specifies that a string is an abbreviation for a longer word or phrase.

Browser/User Agent Support

IE Netscape Mozilla Opera Safari
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Example

This example defines "lab" as an abbreviation for "labrador retriever":

My dog is a <abbr title="labrador retriever">lab</abbr>. 

Remarks

The <abbr></abbr> tag is typically only used in formatting with CSS style sheets and with scripts. Similar to the <acronym></acronym> tag.

Attribute Detail

Attribute IE Netscape Mozilla Opera Safari
class
[class-name]. Example values: header-class, list-element, etc.
CSS class assigned to the element.
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dir
Direction of the element text.
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id
[element-id]
Unique identifier for the element.
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lang
[language-code]. Example values: "en" (English), "fr" (French), "es" (Spanish), etc.
Language code for the content of the element.
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style
[style-name]
Inline style for the element.
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title
[text-description]
Short text description for the element.
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Event Detail

Event IE Netscape Mozilla Opera Safari
Fires when the element is clicked.
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Fires when the element is double-clicked.
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Fires when a user clicks down on the mouse button while the element has focus.
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Fires when the user releases the mouse button while the element has focus.
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Fires when the mouse pointer moves over the element.
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Fires when the mouse moves while the pointer over the element.
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Fires when the mouse pointer moves off of the element.
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Fires when a user presses a key or holds down the key while the element has focus.
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Fires when a user presses down on a key while the element has focus.
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Fires when a user releases a key while the element has focus.
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