HTML <abbr> style Attribute

The style attribute on an <abbr> tag assigns a unique style to the abbrevation. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the abbreviation.

Example

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A style attribute on an <abbr> element.

We use HTML to compose our web pages.

<p>
  We use <abbr style="background-color:#dfe7ff;"
               title="Hypertext Markup Language">HTML</abbr> 
  to compose our web pages.
</p>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <abbr> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <abbr> element only.


Syntax

<abbr style="CSS-styles">

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on an <abbr> tag.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

We use HTML to compose our web pages.


<p>
  We use 
  <abbr style="background-color:lavender" id="myabbr"
        title="Hypertext Markup Language"> HTML </abbr> 
  to compose our web pages.
</p>

<br />
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
     let element = document.getElementById("myabbr");
     
    if (element.style.backgroundColor === "lavender") {
        element.style.backgroundColor = "lightblue";
     } else {
      element.style.backgroundColor = "lavender";
     }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <abbr> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which changes the element background color.


Browser support

Here is when style 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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