HTML <acronym> Tag. Not Supported in HTML5.


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 must spell out another word. For example: NASA, ASAP, GUI.

Marking up acronyms can give useful information to browsers, translation systems and search-engines.

Browser Support

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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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