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3 Uncommon but useful HTML elements

1) <abbr>

The abbreviation <abbr> element is used to represent an acronym or abbreviation. If you include a title attribute, the text will be display as a tooltip on hover!

<p>
  The <abbr title="Product Detail Page">PDP</abbr> provides
  information on a specific product.
</p>
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2) <progress>

The <progress> element will display a progress bar indicator that can be easily controlled with it's value attribute. The JavaScript in this example will incrementally fill our progress bar every 100ms as shown here:

<label for="progress">Progress:</label>
<progress id="progress" max="100" value="0"></progress>

<script>
  const progress = document.querySelector('#progress');
  let val = 0;

  setProgress();
  function setProgress() {
    if (val > 100) val = 0;
    progress.value = ++val;
    setTimeout(setProgress, 100);
  }
</script>
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3) <wbr>

The word break opportunity <wbr> element will allow you to specify exactly where a line of text should break when there is overflow. For example, if we have a super long line of text like this URL, we can tell the browser where the text should break if it doesn't fit on one line:

<p>
http://is.this.just.real.life.com/is<wbr>/this/just/fantasy/caught/in/a/landslide/no/espace/from/reality
</p>
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Philippe Arteau

<abbr title=""></abbr> works on dev.to markdown editor. Thanks for the tip.

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JS Bits with Bill Author

That's awesome, didn't know that!

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Philippe Arteau

I have update my latest post to make use of this trick. 😂

abbr tag on markdown

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Sick!! 😎

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UchiTesting

Yes. I use it in my notes for acronyms of all sort. I was initially looking for a dedicated markdown syntax but I did not find and this exists. HTML is allowed in markdown so it's cool.

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Rammina

I love the cover photo!

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Chris Hansen

This just gave me some SERIOUS WoW nostalgia!

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JS Bits with Bill Author

Haha. After making that hero image I felt the urge myself!

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kawillrich

Thanks for shedding light on these uncommon elements! Very neat!

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Glad you enjoyed!

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chimaeugene

Thanks for the information. Appreciate