Obsolete. Summarizes the associated parent element.
<ABSTRACT XML-SPACE = "sWhiteSpace"/>
- Optional. String value that specifies how white space—such as a tab, space, or blank line—is treated.
DEFAULT Default. Value that permits white space to be filtered out during file processing.
Value that ensures all white space characters are retained.
Parent elements CHANNEL, IMPLEMENTATION, ITEM, SOFTPKG Child elements None Minimum availability Internet Explorer 4.0 Minimum operating systems Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0
Windows Internet Explorer 7. The Channel Definition Format (CDF) is obsolete and should not be used.
When the cursor is paused over a CHANNEL or an ITEM title, Internet Explorer displays the text in the ABSTRACT element in a ToolTip located in the browser channel pane.
ABSTRACT is no longer an attribute of CHANNEL; it is now a separate element.
This example provides a synopsis of an article about creating a CDF file.<ABSTRACT>This article describes how to create a CDF file.</ABSTRACT>