If you don't know what an element is or how you must use it, I recommend you read the "HTML tags and attributes" tutorial that you can find in the HTML tutorials section.
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abbr element represents an abbreviated term or acronym, possibly explained with the
title attribute. If the
title attribute is present, it must provide the expanded version of the abbreviation.
The following example shows the
abbr element being used to abbreviate a word. You'll be able to see the explanation by placing your mouse over the content of the element.
<p><abbr title="Professor">Prof.</abbr> Jhon Smith studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.</p>
Prof. Jhon Smith studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
abbr element is used to explain an acronym.
<p><abbr title="International Organization for Standardization">ISO</abbr> is the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards.</p>
ISO is the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards.
Lastly, an examples of an abbreviation explained without using the
<p>The president of the WB (World Bank) is, traditionally, an American...</p>
The president of the WB (World Bank) is, traditionally, an American...
For information about global attributes refer to this list of global attributes in HTML5.
For information about global events refer to this list of global events in HTML5.