Defines the content as an acronym, such as NASA or radar. An acronym is slightly different than an abbreviation in that it forms a new pronounceable word.
<acronym> Web Browser Support:
All attributes are optional unless indicated.
<acronym> End Tag:
CDATA Text acronyms. The following tags are valid within the <acronym> tag:
a, abbr, acronym, applet, b, basefont, bdo, big, br, button, cite, code, dfn, em, font, i, iframe, img, input, kbd, label, map, object, q, s, samp, script, select, small, span, strike, strong, sub, sup, textarea, tt, u, var
<acronym> Valid Context:
The <acronym> tag is valid within the following tags:
a, abbr, acronym, address, applet, b, bdo, big, blockquote, body, button, caption, center, cite, code, dd, del, dfn, div, dt, em, fieldset, font, form, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, i, iframe, ins, kbd, label, legend, li, noframes, noscript, object, p, pre, q, s, samp, small, span, strike, strong, sub, sup, td, th, tt, u, var
- a standard acronym
<acronym title="National Aeronautics and Space Administration">NASA</acronym> stands for "National Aeronautics and Space Administration"
<acronym> Special Notes:
- Acronyms are a form of abbreviation where the abbreviation creates a new word..
- Many people think that acronyms are also abbreviations made out of the first letters in a phrase, but that is not technically correct.
- Not all browsers display the title when the mouse is over the acronym. Some browsers display a pop-up window, others display the information in the properties of the element (seen by right-clicking or option-clicking on the element).