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HTML | <th> abbr Attribute

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  • Last Updated : 06 Jan, 2022

The HTML <th> abbr Attribute is used to specify the shorter version of content in header cell. It does not describe any visual effect but it is used by screen readers.

Note: This attribute is not supported by HTML5.


<th abbr="text">

Attribute Values:

  • text: It contains the short description of header cell content.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML th abbr Attribute</title>
    <h2>HTML th abbr Attribute</h2>
    <table border="1">
            <th abbr="name of student">NAME</th>
            <th abbr="age of student">AGE</th>
            <th abbr="branch name">BRANCH</th>


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <th> abbr attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

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