HTML <abbr> id Attribute

The id attribute on an <abbr> tag assigns an identifier to the abbreviation. The identifier must be unique across the page.

Example

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An id attribute on an <abbr> tag.

We use HTML to compose our web pages.

<p>
   We use 
   <abbr id="html-abbr" title="Hypertext Markup Language">HTML</abbr> 
   to compose our web pages.
</p>

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <abbr> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

The id allows programmatic access to the <abbr> element.

Tip:  id is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


Syntax

<abbr id="identifier">

Values

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Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([A-Za-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

An <abbr> with a unique id value.
Clicking the button will display the title value of the abbreviation.

We use HTML to compose our web pages.


<p>
  We use 
  <abbr id="htmlabbr" title="Hypertext Markup Language"> HTML </abbr>
  to compose our web pages.
</p>

<br />
<button onclick="show();">Show title</button>

<script>
  let show = () => {
     let element = document.getElementById("htmlabbr");
     alert("Abbr title = " + element.title);
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier to the <abbr> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <abbr> element using the id.

Finally, the title value of the element is displayed in an alert box.


Browser support

Here is when id support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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