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ElementACRONYM
Purposeencloses word formed from letters in a phrase
DescriptionThis element encloses a word that is formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term. For example, radar or snafu are acronyms. Remember: acronyms are words that have entered a human language (and thus, what constitutes an acronym is language-dependent). The abbreviations HTTP and WWW are not acronyms because they are not words. These are abbreviations for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and World Wide Web, respectively. Use the ABBR element for abbreviations.
Start tagRequired <ACRONYM>
Attributes
NameTypeDefaultComment
class CDATA #IMPLIEDspace-separated list of classes
dir( ltr | rtl )#IMPLIEDdirection for weak/neutral text
idID#IMPLIEDdocument-wide unique id
lang NAME #IMPLIEDlanguage code as RFC1766; language code
onclick CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was clicked
ondblclick CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was double clicked
onkeydown CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was pressed down
onkeypress CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was pressed and released
onkeyup CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was released
onmousedown CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was pressed down
onmousemove CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved within
onmouseout CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved away
onmouseover CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved onto
onmouseup CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was released
style CDATA #IMPLIEDstyle sheet data; associated style info
title CDATA #IMPLIEDtext; advisory title
Content( #PCDATA | TT | I | B | BIG | SMALL | EM | STRONG | DFN | CODE | SAMP | KBD | VAR | CITE | ABBR | ACRONYM | A | IMG | OBJECT | BR | SCRIPT | MAP | Q | SUB | SUP | SPAN | BDO | INPUT | SELECT | TEXTAREA | LABEL | BUTTON )*
End tagRequired </ACRONYM>
Referenced in A ABBR ACRONYM ADDRESS B BDO BIG BUTTON CAPTION CITE CODE DD DEL DFN DIV DT EM FIELDSET H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 I INS KBD LABEL LEGEND LI OBJECT P PRE Q SAMP SMALL SPAN STRONG SUB SUP TD TH TT VAR
Example
SourceAppearance
The Navy demonstrated the <ACRONYM>radar</ACRONYM>
to members of the <ACRONYM>WAVES</ACRONYM>, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

<P>Some abbreviations become acronyms:
<ACRONYM><ABBR>NATO</ABBR></ACRONYM> for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
The Navy demonstrated the radar to members of the WAVES, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

Some abbreviations become acronyms: NATO for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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