HTML Tag Reference


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Following tags have been introduced in older versions of HTML but all the tags marked with HTML-5 are part of HTML-5.

Tag Description Version
<!--...--> Specifies a comment  
<!DOCTYPE>  Specifies the document type  
<a> Specifies an anchor  
<abbr> Specifies an abbreviation  
<acronym> Specifies an acronym  
<address> Specifies an address element  
<applet> Deprecated. Specifies an applet  
<area> Specifies an area inside an image map  
<article> Specifies an article HTML-5
<aside> Specifies some content loosely related to the page content. If it is removed, the remaining content still makes sense HTML-5
<audio> Specifies a sound content HTML-5
<b> Specifies bold text  
<base> Specifies a base URL for all the links in a page  
<basefont> Deprecated. Specifies a base font  
<bdo> Specifies the direction of text display  
<bdi> Represents text that must be isolated from its surrounding for bidirectional text formatting. It allows embedding a span of text with a different, or unknown, directionality HTML-5
<bgsound> Specifies background music  
<big> Specifies big text  
<blink> Specifies a text which blinks  
<blockquote> Specifies a long quotation  
<body> Specifies the body element  
<br> Inserts a single line break  
<button> Specifies a push button  
<canvas> For making graphics with a script HTML-5
<caption> Specifies a table caption  
<center> Deprecated. Specifies centered text  
<cite> Specifies a citation  
<code> Specifies computer code text  
<col> Specifies attributes for table columns   
<colgroup> Specifies groups of table columns  
<comment> Puts a comment in the document  
<datalist> A list of options for input values HTML-5
<dd> Specifies a definition description  
<del> Specifies deleted text  
<dfn> Specifies a definition term  
<dialog> Specifies a dialog box or window HTML-5
<dir> Deprecated. Specifies a directory list  
<div> Specifies a section in a document  
<dl> Specifies a definition list  
<dt> Specifies a definition term  
<em> Specifies emphasized text   
<embed> Specifies a container for an external (non-HTML) application HTML-5
<fieldset> Specifies a fieldset  
<figcaption> Specifies a caption for a <figure> element HTML-5
<figure> Specifies self-contained content HTML-5
<font> Deprecated. Specifies text font, size, and color  
<footer> Specifies a footer for a document or section HTML-5
<form> Specifies a form   
<frame> Specifies a sub window (a frame)  
<frameset> Specifies a set of frames  
<h1> to <h6> Specifies header 1 to header 6  
<head> Specifies information about the document  
<header> Specifies a header for a document or section HTML-5
<hr> Specifies a horizontal rule  
<html> Specifies an html document  
<i> Specifies italic text  
<iframe> Specifies an inline sub window (frame)  
<ilayer> Specifies an inline layer  
<img> Specifies an image  
<input> Specifies an input field  
<ins> Specifies inserted text  
<isindex> Deprecated. Specifies a single-line input field  
<kbd> Specifies keyboard text  
<keygen> Generate key information in a form HTML-5
<label> Specifies a label for a form control  
<layer> Specifies a layer  
<legend> Specifies a title in a fieldset  
<li> Specifies a list item  
<link> Specifies a resource reference  
<main> Specifies the main or important content in the document. There is only one
element in the document
HTML-5
<map> Specifies an image map   
<mark> Specifies a text highlighted for reference purposes, that is for its relevance in another context HTML-5
<marquee> Creates a scrolling-text marquee  
<menu> Deprecated. Specifies a menu list  
<menuitem> Specifies a command/menu item that the user can invoke from a popup menu HTML-5
<meter> Specifies a scalar measurement within a known range (a gauge)  
<multicol> Specifies a multicolumn text flow  
<nav> Specifies a section that contains only navigation links HTML-5
<nobr> No breaks allowed in the enclosed text  
<noembed> Specifies content to be presented by browsers that do not support the <embed> tag  
<noframes> Specifies a noframe section  
<noscript> Specifies a noscript section  
<object> Specifies an embedded object  
<ol> Specifies an ordered list  
<optgroup> Specifies an option group  
<option> Specifies an option in a drop-down list  
<output> Specifies the result of a calculation HTML-5
<p> Specifies a paragraph  
<param> Specifies a parameter for an object  
<plaintext> Deprecated. Render the remainder of the document as preformatted plain text  
<pre> Specifies preformatted text  
<progress> Specifies a completion progress of a task HTML-5
<q> Specifies a short quotation  
<rp> Specifies to show browsers that do not support the ruby element HTML-5
<rt> Specifies an text ruby annotation HTML-5
<ruby> Specifies an ruby annotation HTML-5
<s> Deprecated. Specifies strikethrough text  
<samp> Specifies sample computer code  
<script> Specifies a script  
<section> Specifies a section in a document HTML-5
<select> Specifies a selectable list  
<spacer> Specifies a white space  
<small> Specifies small text  
<source> Specifies a media resources for media elements, defined inside video or audio elements HTML-5
<span> Specifies a section in a document  
<strike> Deprecated. Specifies strikethrough text  
<strong> Specifies strong text  
<style> Specifies a style definition  
<sub> Specifies subscripted text  
<summary> Specifies a summary, caption, or legend for a given <details> HTML-5
<sup> Specifies superscripted text  
<table> Specifies a table  
<tbody> Specifies a table body  
<td> Specifies a table cell  
<textarea> Specifies a text area  
<tfoot> Specifies a table footer  
<th> Specifies a table heading  
<thead> Specifies a table header  
<time> Specifies a date and time <details> HTML-5
<title> Specifies the document title  
<tr> Specifies a table row  
<track> Specifies a text tracks used in mediaplayers HTML-5
<tt> Specifies teletype text  
<u> Deprecated. Specifies underlined text  
<ul> Specifies an unordered list  
<var> Specifies a variable  
<video> Specifies a text tracks used in mediaplayers HTML-5
<wbr> Indicates a potential word break point within a <nobr> section  
<xmp> Deprecated. Specifies preformatted text  


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