ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015

10 Article Authoring Tag Set, version 1.1 • 10.5 Attributes

10.5.1 @abbr Abbreviation (NISO JATS 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 is based on and intended to be converted easily to the XHMTL abbr attribute.)

In elements <td> and <th>, this attribute may be used if the element is used.
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters A brief note of what is in the cell, mostly for use by accessibility software.