Abbreviation (XHTML table model)


See documentation for the HTML 4.0 (XHTML) table

An abbreviated version of the cell’s content. This allows visual browsers to use the short form if space is limited, and non-visual browsers can give a cell’s header information in an abbreviated form before rendering each cell.


This attribute was not widely supported as of December 2002.

Attribute Values

In Elements

<td> Table Data Cell (XHTML table model)
<th> Table Header Cell (XHTML table model)
Value Meaning
Data characters Text, numbers, or special characters
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.