Abbreviation (XHTML table model)

See W3C documentation for the XHTML table model.

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

Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters A brief note of what is in the cell, mostly for use by accessibility software
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.