abbr Attribute specifies a short abbreviated description or alternative label for the header cell.
abbr Attribute can be used with the following elements:
<th> element represents a table cell used for a heading. The exact nature of the heading is determined by the
abbr attribute specifies a short abbreviated description or alternative label. This may be announced by technology such as screen readers before cell content.
<th abbr="Model">Model of car</th>
abbrattribute may contain an abbreviated version, expansion, or different phrasing of the content in the header cell.
abbrattribute may be used in other situations, such as referencing what header cells apply to a data cell. See the
headersattribute for more details.
abbrattribute value is not displayed on the HTML page, but it is often read by assistive technologies such as screen readers. For example, a screen reader may read out the
<th>content value on the first reading, followed by the value of the
abbrattribute on subsequent readings.
Values can include:
A table that has abbreviated headings for screen readers:
<table> <thead> <tr> <th abbr="Make">Car Manufacturer</th> <th abbr="Model">Car Model</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>Ford</td> <td>Mustang</td> </tr> <tr> <td>BMW</td> <td>320d</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
abbr HTML specification for the
<th> element is as follows:
abbr attribute has the following browser support:
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