HTML - Phrase Elements


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Function

Phrase elements add structural information to text fragments. The usual meanings of phrase elements are following −

<abbr> Indicates an abbreviated form like pvt. inc. etc.
<acronym> Indicates an acronym (e.g., WAC, radar, etc.).
<em> Indicates emphasis.
<strong> Indicates stronger emphasis.
<cite> Contains a citation or a reference to other sources.
<dfn> Indicates that this is the defining instance of the enclosed term.
<code> Designates a fragment of computer code.
<samp> Designates sample output from programs, scripts, etc.
<kbd> Indicates text to be entered by the user.
<var> Indicates an instance of a variable or program argument.

Difference between HTML and XHTML

NONE

Example

Live Demo
<abbr>pvt. or inc.</abbr><br />
<acronym>HTML</acronym><br />
<cite>Citation</cite><br />
<em>Emphasized text</em><br />
<strong>Strong text</strong><br />
<dfn>Definition term</dfn><br />
<code>Computer code text</code><br />
<samp>Sample computer code text</samp><br />
<kbd>Keyboard text</kbd><br />
<var>Variable</var><br />

This will produce following result −

Standard Attributes

Sr.No Attribute & Description
1 class

Document wide identifier

2 dir

Specifies the direction of the text

3 id

Document wide identifier

4 title

Specifies a title to associate with the element.

5 style

Helps to include inline casecadubf style sheet.

6 lang

Sets the language code.

Event Attributes

Sr.No Attribute & Description
1 onclick

Script runs when a mouse click

2 ondblclick

Script runs when a mouse double-click

3 onmousedown

Script runs when mouse button is pressed

4 onmouseup

Script runs when mouse button is released

5 onmouseover

Script runs when mouse pointer moves over an element

6 onmousemove

Script runs when mouse pointer moves

7 onmouseout

Script runs when mouse pointer moves out of an element

8 onkeypress

Script runs when key is pressed and released

9 onkeydown

Script runs when key is pressed

10 onkeyup

Script runs when key is released

Browser Support

Chrome Firefox IE Opera Safari Android
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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