<acronym>

  • Revision slug: HTML/Element/acronym
  • Revision title: acronym
  • Revision id: 79263
  • Created:
  • Creator: teoli
  • Is current revision? No
  • Comment one or more formatting changes

Revision Content

{{ deprecated_header() }}

The HTML Acronym Element (<acronym>) allows authors to clearly indicate a sequence of characters that compose an acronym or abbreviation for a word.

Usage note: this element has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Instead web developers should use the {{ HTMLElement("abbr") }} element.

Attributes

This element has no other attributes than the global attributes, common to all elements.

DOM Interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Implementation note: Up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

Example

The <acronym title="World Wide Web">WWW</acronym> is only one component of the Internet.

Notes

The purpose of this tag is purely for the convenience of the author. By default, however, Opera and Mozilla will add a dotted underline to the acronym when the page is rendered unless stylesheets contain provisions otherwise.

See Also

HTML Abbreviation Element

{{ HTML:Element_Navigation() }}

{{ languages( { "ja": "ja/HTML/Element/acronym", "pl": "pl/HTML/Element/acronym" } ) }}

Revision Source

<p>{{ deprecated_header() }}</p>
<p>The HTML Acronym Element (<code>&lt;acronym&gt;)</code> allows authors to clearly indicate a sequence of characters that compose an acronym or abbreviation for a word.</p>
<div class="note">
<p><strong>Usage note: </strong>this element has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Instead web developers should use the {{ HTMLElement("abbr") }} element.</p>
</div>
<h3>Attributes</h3>
<p>This element has no other attributes than the <a class="new " href="/en/HTML/global_attributes" rel="internal" title="en/HTML/global attributes">global attributes</a>, common to all elements.</p>
<h3 class="editable">DOM Interface</h3>
<p>This element implements the <code><a href="/en/DOM/element" title="en/DOM/element">HTMLElement</a></code> interface.</p>
<div class="note"><strong>Implementation note: </strong>Up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the <a href="/en/DOM/span" title="en/DOM/span"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">HTMLSpanElement</span></a> interface for this element.</div>
<h3 name="Example">Example</h3>
<pre class="eval">The &lt;acronym title="World Wide Web"&gt;WWW&lt;/acronym&gt; is only one component of the Internet.
</pre>
<h3 name="Notes">Notes</h3>
<p>The purpose of this tag is purely for the convenience of the author. By default, however, Opera and Mozilla will add a dotted underline to the acronym when the page is rendered unless <a href="/en/CSS" title="en/CSS">stylesheets</a> contain provisions otherwise.</p>
<h3 name="See_Also">See Also</h3>
<p><a href="/en/HTML/Element/abbr" title="en/HTML/Element/abbr">HTML Abbreviation Element</a></p>
<p>{{ HTML:Element_Navigation() }}</p>
<p>{{ languages( { "ja": "ja/HTML/Element/acronym", "pl": "pl/HTML/Element/acronym" } ) }}</p>
Revert to this revision