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HTML Elements - Master List

An ever-growing glossary of SEO Jargon

Complete List of HTML Elements

The table below lists all HTML elements defined in the W3C's current HTML 4.01 Recommendation, as well as the upcoming HTML5 Candidate Recommendation, and WHATWG's HTML Living Standard. Elements from previous specifications, including those no longer in use, are listed here as well, for historical reference.

Elements described as obsolete, non-standard, or deprecated should not be used in new websites, and should gradually be removed from existing ones to avoid unwanted results.

Note that elements originally listed in the HTML 4.01 recommendation may be slightly modified by the HTML5 specification with regard to semantics, attributes, or other behaviour. Follow links to relevant specifications from this table's 'Specs' column for attributes and detailed behaviour.

HTML Elements Master List:

Element Description Function Specs Support
<a> Anchor Element: Defines a hyperlink, linking to another resource. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op:Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<abbr> Abbreviation Element: Represents an abbreviation or an acronym. Used with title attribute. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 2.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: 7.0 +
  • Op: 1.3 +
  • Saf: Yes
<acronym> Acronym Element: This element has been removed in HTML5. Use the <abbr> element instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<address> Address Element: Defines a section containing contact information. Sections 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: 1.0 +
  • Op: 5.12 +
  • Saf: 1.0 +
<applet> Applet Element: This element has been removed in HTML5. Use the <object> element instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
  • GC: None
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: None
  • Saf: Yes
<area> Area Element: Defines a hot-spot region and optional hyperlink within an image-map. Used with the <map> element. Embedded content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<article> Article Element: Defines self-contained content that could exist independently of the rest of the content, e.g., forum post, a blog entry, a user-submitted comment, a widget, etc. Sections HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 4.1 +
<aside> Aside Element: Defines some content loosely related to the page content, e.g., a sidebar. Sections HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 4.1 +
<audio> Audio Element: Represents a sound or an audio stream. Embedded content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 3.0 +
  • FF: 3.5 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 10.5 +
  • Saf: 3.1
<b> B Element: Represents a span of text stylistically different from surrounding content, without conveying any extra emphasis or importance, e.g., product names in a review, the lead sentence of an article. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: 2.1
  • Saf: Yes
<base> Base Element: Defines the base URL to use for all relative URLs contained within a document. Document metadata 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<basefont> Basefont Element: This element has been removed in HTML5. Use the CSS font properties instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
  • GC: None
  • FF: None
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: None
  • Saf: None
<bdi> Bi-directional Isolation Element: Isolates a span of text that might be formatted in a different direction from other text outside it, e.g., when displaying right-to-left text (such as Arabic) inside left-to-right text (such as English). Useful when embedding text with an unknown directionality from a database or from user-generated content. Text-level semantics HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 16 +
  • FF: 10.0 +
  • IE: None
  • Op: None
  • Saf: None
<bdo> Bi-directional Override Element: Overrides the current directionality of text. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<bgsound> Bgsound Element: Non-standard Internet Explorer element which associates a background sound with a page. Use the <audio> element instead. Non-standard Non-standard element
  • GC: ?
  • FF: None
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: ?
  • Saf: ?
<big> Big Element: This element has been removed in HTML5. Use CSS properties instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: ?
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<blink> Blink Element: Non-standard and deprecated element which most browsers ignore. Do not use. Deprecated, non-standard Deprecated element
  • GC: None
  • FF: None
  • IE: Yes
  • Opera: None
  • Saf: None
<blockquote> Block Quotation Element: Indicates that the enclosed text is an extended quotation. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<body> Body Element Represents the content of an HTML document. Sections 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<br> HTML Line Break Element: Produces a line break (carriage-return) in text. Should not be used to create space between lines of text. Often best replaced with the CSS margin property or the <p> element Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<button> Button Element: Represents a clickable button. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<canvas> Canvas Element: Represents an area used to render graphics via scripting (usually JavaScript), e.g., graphs, game graphics, or any other dynamic images. Embedded content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.5 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 9.0 +
  • Saf: 2.0 +
<caption> Table Caption Element: Represents the title of a table. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<center> Center Element: This element has been deprecated in HTML 4 and XHTML 1. Use the CSS <text-align> property instead Deprecated, non-standard Deprecated element
<cite> Citation Element: Represents the title of a work (e.g. a book, a play, a song, a film, a painting, etc) that is being quoted or referenced in detail, or it can just be a work that is mentioned in passing. Note: As of HTML5, this element is no longer considered semantically appropriate to mark up a person's name. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<code> Code Element: Represents a fragment of computer code. E.g. an HTML element name, a file name, a computer application, etc. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<col> Table Column Element: Defines a column within a table. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<colgroup> Table Column Group Element: Defines a group (one or more) of columns within a table. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<datalist> Datalist Element: Represents a set of predefined options for other controls. Forms HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 20 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 10 +
  • Op: 9.5 +
  • Saf: None
<dd> Description Element: Indicates the description of a term in a description list (<dl>). Must be preceded by a Definition Term Element (<dt>). Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<del> Deleted Text Element: Represents a range of text that has been deleted from a document. Edits 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<details> Details Element: Used in conjunction with the <summary> element to expand/collapse additional content on demand. Interactive elements HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 12.0 +
  • FF: None
  • IE: None
  • Op: None
  • Saf: 6.0 +
<dfn> Definition Element: Used for indicating the defining instance of a term. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<dir> Direction Element: Was designed to be used for creating multicolumn directory lists. This element has been deprecated in HTML 4, and is obsolete in HTML5. Use the <ul> instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
<div> Document Division Element: Generic container for flow content. Mostly used for layout and styling purposes, when no other semantic element is appropriate. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<dl> Description List Element: Encloses a list of terms and associated descriptions. Prior to HTML5, <dl> was known as a Definition List. This element ca be used for definitions, question/answers, and other term/description content. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<dt> Description Term Element: Represents the term, or name, part of a description list (<dt>). Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<em> Emphasis Element: In HTML 4.01, the <em> element represented emphasis, but now represents stress emphasis, or a portion of text to be pronounced differently. The <em> element can be nested to increase its content's relative degree of stress emphasis. See also: the italic (<i>) element. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<embed> Embed Element: Represents an integration point for interactive content such as a plugin. Embedded content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<fieldset> Fieldset Element: Used to group a set of related form controls within a web form. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<figcaption> Figcaption Element: Represents the caption or legend for a figure (<figure>) element. Grouping content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 8.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 5.1 +
<figure> Figure Element: Represents self-contained content, frequently with a caption (<figcaption>),that is typically referenced as a single unit from the main flow of the document. E.g., an image, an illustration, a diagram, a code snippet, or a schema that is referenced in the main text, but that can be moved to another page or to an appendix without affecting the main flow. Grouping content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 8.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 5.1 +
<font> Font Element: This purely presentational element was deprecated in HTML 4.01, and made obsolete in HTML5. Use CSS for styling fonts, instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
<footer> Footer Element: Represents the footer for its nearest parent sectioning content or sectioning root element. A footer typically contains copyright data, section author, contact links, an address (<address>) etc. Sections HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 4.1 +
<form> Form Element: Represents a collection of form-associated elements, some of which can represent editable values that can enable a user to submit information to a web server for processing. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<frame> Frame Element: Defines an area in which another HTML document can be displayed. Frames are obsolete in HTML5 because of usability and accessibility issues. Use the <iframe>, instead. Discouraged 4.01
<frameset> Iframe Element: Used to contain <frame> elements. Frames and framesets are obsolete in HTML5. Discouraged 4.01
<h1> - <h6> Heading Elements: Used to describe the topic of sections and subsections. Six levels of hierarchical headings, with h1 at the top. See specs for semantic changes in HTML5. Sections 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<head> Head Element: Represents a collection of metadata about the document, such as a title (<title>), links to scripts (<script>), and style sheets (<style>). Document metadata 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<header> Header Element: Defines the header of a page or section. It may contain navigation, heading elements, a logo, a search form, and other introductory content. Sections HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 4.1 +
<hgroup> Headings Group Element: Used to group headings with secondary headings such as subheadings, alternative titles, or taglines.
Note: The Hgroup element has been removed from the HTML5 specification. Its future is uncertain, so refrain from using it.
Sections, experimental WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 4.1 +
<hr> Hr Element: In HTML 4.01, the <hr> tag represented a horizontal rule, but now has the added semantic value as a paragraph-level thematic break. Used for a change of scene in a story, or a transition to another topic. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<html> HTML Root Element: Represents the root of an HTML document. Root element 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<i> I Element: In HTML 4.01, the <i> element represented italic text, but in HTML5 represents an alternate voice or mood, or a range of text that is offset from the normal text for some reason. E.g., a technical term, a foreign language phrase, a taxonomic designation, a thought, or fictional character thoughts. Similar to the <b> element, it has no contextual importance in comparison with surrounding content Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<iframe> Inline frame Element: Used to embed another HTML page into the current page. Embedded content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<img> Image Element: Represents an image. Valid HTML requires the Img element to include an alt attribute, which specifies a textual alternative to the image. Embedded content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<input> Input Element: Represents a typed input field allowing the user to enter data. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: 2.0 +
  • Op: 1.0 +
  • Saf: 1.0 +
<ins> Inserted Text Element: Represents text that has been added to a document. Used with <del> to make updates and modifications, such as in marking up a document's versioning. Edits 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<isindex> This element was used to create a single-line text input control; however, was deprecated in HTML 4.01. Use the <input> element to create text input controls, instead. Deprecated, non-standard Deprecated element
<kbd> Keyboard Input Element: Represents user input, such as from keyboard or voice command. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<keygen> Keygen Element: Generates a public/private key pair and then creates a certificate request. When the control's form is submitted, the private key is stored in the local keystore, and the public key is packaged and sent to the server. This element is not supported by Internet Explorer. Forms HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: None
  • Op: 3.0 +
  • Saf: 1.2 +
<label> Label Element: Represents the caption for an item in a user interface, such as the <input> element of a form. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<legend> Legend Field Element: Defines a caption for its parent <fieldset> element. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<li> List Item Element: Represents a list item of an ordered list (<ol>), an unordered list (<ul>), or a menu (<menu>) element. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<link> Link Element: Used mostly to link an external resource such as external style sheets or JavaScript to the current document. Document metadata 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<listing> This element is deprecated since HTML 3.2, and obsolete in HTML5. Use either the <pre> or, if semantically appropriate, the <code> element instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
<main> Main Element: Represents the main content of the <body> of a document. Sections HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 26.0 +
  • FF: 21.0 +
  • IE: None
  • Op: None
  • Saf: None
<map> Map Element: Used with the <area> element to define a client-side image map. Embedded content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: 1.0 +
  • Saf: 1.0 +
<mark> Mark Element: Represents highlighted text of special relevance, marked for reference purpose, such as for marking up search results or placing scrutiny on a passage of cited text. Text-level semantics HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.0 +
  • Saf: Yes
<marquee> Marquee Element: Used to insert a scrolling area of text. This element is not valid according to any HTML specifications, and should not be used. Non-standard Obsolete element
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: 2.0 +
  • Op: 7.2 +
  • Saf: 1.2 +
<menu> Menu Element: Represents an unordered list of interactive items such as form controls and commands in toolbars and other web applications. This element was deprecated in HTML 4.01, but reintroduced and redefined in HTML5. Interactive elements 4.01 WHATWG
  • GC: ?
  • FF: ?
  • IE: ?
  • Op: ?
  • Saf: ?
<meta> Meta Element: Represents metadata that can't be defined using another meta-related element such as <base>, <link>, <script>, <style>, or <title>. Document metadata 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<meter> Meter Element: Defines a fractional value within a known range. Also known as a gauge. Possible uses include: Disk usage, the relevance of a search result, the percentage of a total fundraising goal, and so on. Forms HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 6.0 +
  • FF: 16.0 +
  • IE: None
  • Op: 11.0 +
  • Saf: 5.2 +
<nav> Navigation Element: Defines a section that contains a major block of navigational links. Sections HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 4.1 +
<nobr> This element is not standard HTML, and should therefore not be used. Use the CSS property white-space instead. Non-standard Obsolete element
<noframes> Represents alternate content for browsers that don't support the <frame> element. All modern browsers do support frames; however, they are obsolete in HTML5, and therefore should not be used. Discouraged 4.01
<noscript> Noscript Element: Represents alternate content to display if the browser doesn't support the script, or has scripting disabled. Scripting 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<object> Embedded Object Element: Represents an embedded multimedia object, such as an image, audio, video, a Java applet, ActiveX, PDF, Flash, or even another web page. Embedded content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<ol> Ordered List Element: Represents an alphabetical or numerical ordered list of items. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: 1.0 +
  • Op: 1.0 +
  • Saf: 1.0 +
<optgroup> Optgroup Element: Creates a logical group of <option> elements within a <select> element. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<option> Option Element: Represents an item in a <select>, a <datalist>, or an <optgroup> element. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<output> Output Element: Represents the result of a calculation in a <form>. Forms HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 10.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 10.0 +
  • Op: 11.0 +
  • Saf: Nightly
<p> Paragraph Element: Represents a paragraph. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<param> Parameter Element:Defines initialization parameters for plugins invoked by the <object> element. Embedded content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<plaintext> This element is deprecated since HTML 2, and obsolete in HTML5. Use either the <pre> or, if semantically appropriate, the <code> element instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
<pre> Preformatted Text: Represents a block of preformatted text, displayed exactly as it is entered into the document, preserving both spaces and line breaks. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<progress> Progress Element: Used in conjunction with JavaScript to represent the completion progress of a task. Typically displayed as a progress bar. Forms HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 6.0 +
  • FF: 6.0 +
  • IE: 10.0 +
  • Op: 11.0 +
  • Saf: 5.2 +
<q> Quote Element: Represents a short inline quotation that doesn't require paragraph breaks. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<rp> Ruby Parentheis Element: Provides fall-back parentheses for browsers that don't support <ruby> annotations, when marking up East Asian typography. Text-level semantics HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: None
  • IE: 5.0 +
  • Op: None
  • Saf: 5.0 +
<rt> Ruby Text Element: Represents the text of a <ruby> annotation. Text-level semantics HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: None
  • IE: 5.0 +
  • Op: None
  • Saf: 5.0 +
<ruby> Ruby Element: Represents a ruby annotation, for displaying the pronounciation of East Asian characters. Text-level semantics HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: None
  • IE: 5.0 +
  • Op: None
  • Saf: 5.0 +
<s> Strikethrough Element: Represents content that is no longer accurate or relevant, e.g., for sold out items. Typical default display properties render the text of the <s> element with a line through it. Do not use for content edits, which are better represented by the <del> and <ins> elements. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<samp> Samp Element: Identifies output from a computer program. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<script> Script Element: Used to embed an internal script or link to an external script, such as a JavaScript. Scripting 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<section> Section Element: Represents a generic section of a document, typically with a heading. Sections HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 5.0 +
  • FF: 4.0 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 11.10 +
  • Saf: 4.1 +
<select> Select Element: Represents a control that allows users to select from a list of <option> elements. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<small> Small Element: In HTML 4.01, the <small> element was purely presentational; however, in HTML5, it represents "small print", such as legal disclaimers, copyrights, and other non-essential content. The <small> element makes the text font size one size smaller. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<source> Source Element: Used to specify multiple media resources that browsers can choose from for <audio> and <video> elements, based on media type and codec support. Embedded content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 3.5 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<spacer> Spacer Element: This element is not supported by any major browsers. Use CSS instead. Obsolete Obsolete element
<span> Span Element: Generic inline container for representing text when no other semantically appropriate element exists. Generally used to group inline elements for styling with CSS. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: Yes
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<strike> Strike Element: This element has been deprecated in HTML 4.01 and obsolete in HTML5. Instead, either use the <del> element (for deleted content), the <s> element (for content that is no longer accurate or relevant), or the CSS text-decoration property. Obsolete Obsolete element
<strong> In HTML4, the <strong> element represented strong emphasis; however, in HTML5, the element represents "strong importance for its contents". The <strong> element can be nested to increase its content's relative degree of importance. See also: the <bold> element. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC:
  • FF:
  • IE: 1.0 +
  • Op: 2.1 +
  • Saf: 1.0 +
<style> Style Element: Defines a block of internal CSS. Document metadata 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<sub> Subscript Element: Defines a span of text that should be displayed half a character below the baseline, and smaller than the main span of text. Often used in mathematical expressions, for chemical formulas, and for certain abbreviations in languages such as French. The <sub> element should be used only to represent typographical conventions with specific meanings, opposed to marking up presentation. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<summary> Summary Element: Represents a summary , caption , or legend for a <details> element. Interactive elements HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 12.0 +
  • FF: None
  • IE: None
  • Op: None
  • Saf: None
<sup> Superscript Element: Defines a span of text that should be displayed half a character above the baseline, and smaller than the main span of text. Often used to mark up chemical compounds, mathematical formulas, ordinal indicators, abbreviations for service mark and trademark symbols, and more. The <sup> element should be used only to represent typographical conventions with specific meanings, opposed to mark up for presentational purposes only. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<table> Table Element: Represents tabular data; that is, data in two dimensions or more. The table element contains other elements that define the structure of the table, such as table headers (<th>), table rows (<tr>), table data cells (<td>), and many others. Tables should not be used for creating web page layouts. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: 4.0 +
  • Op: 7.0 +
  • Saf: 1.0 +
<tbody> Table Body Element: Defines a set of rows that represent the main body of the table. Used in conjunction with the <thead> and <tfoot> elements. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<td> Table data cell: Defines a standard data-containing cell in a <table>. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<textarea> Textarea Element: Represents an editable text box, often used in a <form>, that allows the user to input text over multiple rows. Forms 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: Yes
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<tfoot> Table Foot Element: Represents footer content of a <table>. Used in conjunction with the <thead> and <tbody> elements. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<th> Table Header Cell Element: Represents a header cell in a <table>. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<thead> Table Head Element: Defines a set of rows that describe the column labels of the table. Used in conjunction with the <tbody> and <tfoot> elements. Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<time> Time Element: Represents a date (Gregorian calendar) and time (24 hour clock) value. Text-level semantics HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: None
  • FF: 22.0 +
  • IE: ?
  • Op: None
  • Saf: None
<title> Title Element: Defines the title of the document, which is shown in a browser's title bar or page's tab. It is also displayed in browser bookmarks and search results. The <title> tag has the most semantic value of all HTML elements, as it describes the subject matter of a web page. Document metadata 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<tr> Table Row Element: Represents a row of data cells (<td>) or header cells (<th>) in a (<table>). Tables 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF: 1.0 +
  • IE: Yes
  • Op: Yes
  • Saf: Yes
<track> Track Element: Specifies supplementary files containing text tracks for <audio> and <video> media elements, such as subtitles, caption files, descriptions, chapters and metadata. Embedded content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 23.0 +
  • FF: None
  • IE: 10.0 +
  • Op: 12.10 +
  • Saf: 6.0 +
<tt> Teletype Text Element: This element was used to display a teletype or monospaced text style, but is now obsolete. Instead, use a <span> with CSS, or, if semantically appropriate, the <code> element. Obsolete Obsolete element
<u> Underline Element: Deprecated in HTML 4 as a purely presentational element, this element has been reintroduced in HTML5 with new semantics. <u> now represents text that should be stylistically different, such as misspelled words or a Chinese proper name mark. The HTML5 specification still discourages the use of the <u> element, as it could be confused for a hyperlink. Explore other semantic options, such as the <em>, <b>, <i>, or <mark> elements. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<ul> Unordered List Element: Represents an unordered list of items. Grouping content 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<var> Variable Element: Represents a variable as part of an application, a symbol identifying a physical quantity, a mathematical expression, or any other placeholder that the reader is meant to mentally replace with another value. Text-level semantics 4.01 HTML5 WHATWG
<video> Video Element: Represents a video, and its associated audio files, captions, and interface. Any content between the opening and closing <video> tags is fallback content, to be displayed only by older browsers that don't support this element. Embedded content HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 3.0 +
  • FF: 3.5 +
  • IE: 9.0 +
  • Op: 10.5 +
  • Saf: 3.1 +
<wbr> Word Break Opportunity: Represents a line-break opportunity, though its line-breaking rules would not otherwise create a break at that location. Text-level semantics HTML5 WHATWG
  • GC: 1.0 +
  • FF:
  • IE: 5.5 +
  • Op: 11.7 +
  • Saf: 4.0 +
<xmp> Obsolete Obsolete element
See also: HTML5, What is an HTML element?
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