HTML abbr tag

Aug 17 2020


Today I learnt that we have a HTML tag for abbreviations. As per MDN,

The HTML Abbreviation element <abbr> represents an abbreviation or acronym; the optional title attribute can provide an expansion or description for the abbreviation. If present, title must contain this full description and nothing else.

By default, the text under this element has a style set to

text-decoration: underline dotted;

We can have custom styles on it and can set the text-decoration to none to remove that dotted underline on it.

I created a simple codepen example to see how this element works.