This element is deprecated in HTML5, in favor of the abbr element. It should no longer be used.
acronym element indicated an abbreviation or a word formed by the initial letter or letters (or major parts) of a compound term, like NATO, radar or Interpol.
acronym element was a type of phrasing content that existed at the sub-paragraph level. It may not contain block-level elements.
An equivalent to this element in HTML5 is the
- HTML 4.01 Specification
- W3C Recommendation
Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]