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HTML Acronym Tag

Reference on the Acronym tag of HTML. Includes useful example, explanation, and a list of allowed attributes.

Edited: 2014-12-28 07:13

The HTML acronym element, is used to markup a shortened form of a word or phrase, which creates a new pronounceable word. I.E. WAC for Washington Administrative Code


Standard Attributes

AttrsOther AttributesCommon, Event, I18nSTF

DTD. Defines which document type the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, F=Frameset.


The below shows how to shorten the pharse WAC, using acronym tags to apply the approiate semantic meaning.

 <acronym title="Washington Administrative Code">WAC</acronym>