HTML - Tag Reference


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> Specifiesa definition term
<dialog> Specifiesa 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> Specifiesa container for an external (non-HTML) application HTML-5
<fieldset> Specifies a fieldset
<figcaption> Specifiesa 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
<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
<meta> Specifies meta data of an html document which is not displayed on the page
<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 media players HTML-5
<wbr> Indicates a potential word break point within a <nobr> section
<xmp> Deprecated. Specifies preformatted text

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