Underlined inline date bug? (ONLY on Firefox)

  • Anonymous


    Hi, I don’t know if this is a bug or not, or how widespread it is. When the post date is displayed inline, it’s underlined with a dotted line. This is only visible in Firefox (not visible in IE or Chrome). I tried to remove or replace this underline with the date’s specific properties, but the dotted line was superimposed on any changes I tried. The only way I was able to remove it is with the following code:

    abbr {
    border-bottom: none !important;

    So I don’t know what this means exactly, whether it’s a bug or not. Hope this helps…


    Kenneth John Odle


    The purpose of the <abbr> element is to provide additional information to the readers. In the case of WordPress, if you hover over the date, it shows both the date and the time the post was published. The dotted underline indicates that it is not a hyperlink, but it does provide additional information to the reader.

    You can read more about this functionality here.

    That said, not everybody who publishes on the web likes this, because most people who read blog posts are completely unaware of what the dotted underline means. You can read more about this here.

    If you don’t like it, Kreachure’s code will work beautifully.

    Cheers! and remember, GIYF!


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