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HTML Tags

HTML tags are the hidden keywords within a web page that define how your web browser must format and display the content. Most tags must have two parts, an opening and a closing part. For example, <html> is the opening tag and </html> is the closing tag.

The following table provides a list of the tags or elements supported in HTML 5 . This list is generally based on the W3C HTML5 specification.

Also see HTML Tags which explains any difference between the HTML5 and HTML 4 versions of any given tag.

Tag Description New in HTML5
<!-- ... --> Specifies a comment  
<!DOCTYPE>  Specifies the document type  
<a> Specifies a hyperlink  
<abbr> Specifies an abbreviation  
<address> Specifies an address element  
<area> Specifies an area inside an image map  
<article> Specifies an article
New
<aside> Specifies content aside from the page content
New
<audio> Specifies sound content
New
<b> Specifies bold text  
<base> Specifies a base URL for all the links in a page  
<bdi> For bi-directional text formatting
New
<bdo> Specifies the direction of text display  
<blockquote> Specifies a long quotation  
<body> Specifies the body element  
<br> Inserts a single line break  
<button> Specifies a push button  
<canvas> Define graphics
New
<caption> Specifies a table caption  
<cite> Specifies a citation  
<code> Specifies computer code text  
<col> Specifies attributes for table columns   
<colgroup> Specifies groups of table columns  
<data> Allows for machine-readable data to be provided
New
<datalist> Specifies an "autocomplete" dropdown list
New
<dd> Specifies a definition description  
<del> Specifies deleted text  
<details> Specifies details of an element
New
<dfn> Defines a definition term  
<dialog> Specifies that part of an application is interactive.
HTML 5.1
<div> Specifies a section in a document  
<dl> Specifies a definition list  
<dt> Specifies a definition term  
<em> Specifies emphasized text   
<embed> Specifies external application or interactive content
New
<fieldset> Specifies a fieldset  
<figcaption> Specifies caption for the figure element.
New
<figure> Specifies a group of media content, and their caption
New
<footer> Specifies a footer for a section or page
New
<form> Specifies a form   
<h1> Specifies a heading level 1  
<h2> Specifies a heading level 2  
<h3> Specifies a heading level 3  
<h4> Specifies a heading level 4  
<h5> Specifies a heading level 5  
<h6> Specifies a heading level 6  
<head> Specifies information about the document  
<header> Specifies a group of introductory or navigational aids, including hgroup elements
New
<hgroup> Specifies a header for a section or page.

NOTE: This element has been dropped from W3C HTML5 spec but it is still included in WHATWG Living Standard.

New
<hr> Specifies a horizontal rule  
<html> Specifies an html document  
<i> Specifies italic text  
<iframe> Specifies an inline sub window (frame)  
<img> Specifies an image  
<input> Specifies an input field  
<ins> Specifies inserted text  
<kbd> Specifies keyboard text  
<keygen> Generates a key pair
New
<label> Specifies a label for a form control  
<legend> Specifies a title in a fieldset  
<li> Specifies a list item  
<link> Specifies a resource reference  
<main> Specifies the main content area of an HTML document.
New
<map> Specifies an image map   
<mark> Specifies marked text
New
<menu> Specifies a menu list
HTML 5.1
<menuitem> Specifies a command that a user can invoke from a popup menu.
HTML 5.1
<meta> Specifies meta information  
<meter> Specifies measurement within a predefined range
New
<nav> Specifies navigation links
New
<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 some types of output
New
<p> Specifies a paragraph  
<param> Specifies a parameter for an object  
<pre> Specifies preformatted text  
<progress> Specifies progress of a task of any kind
New
<q> Specifies a short quotation  
<rb> Marks the base text component of a ruby annotation.
New
<rp> Used for the benefit of browsers that don't support ruby annotations
New
<rt> Specifies the ruby text component of a ruby annotation.
New
<rtc> Marks a ruby text container for ruby text components in a ruby annotation.
New
<ruby> Specifies a ruby annotation (used in East Asian typography)
New
<s> Indicates text that's no longer accurate or relevant.  
<samp> Specifies sample computer code  
<script> Specifies a script  
<section> Specifies a section
New
<select> Specifies a selectable list  
<small> Specifies small text  
<source> Specifies media resources
New
<span> Specifies a section in a document  
<strong> Specifies strong text  
<style> Specifies a style definition  
<sub> Specifies subscripted text  
<summary> Specifies a summary / caption for the <details> element
New
<sup> Specifies superscripted text  
<table> Specifies a table  
<tbody> Specifies a table body  
<td> Specifies a table cell  
<template> Declares HTML fragments that can be cloned and inserted in the document by script.
New
<textarea> Specifies a text area  
<tfoot> Specifies a table footer  
<th> Specifies a table header  
<thead> Specifies a table header  
<time> Specifies a date/time
New
<title> Specifies the document title  
<tr> Specifies a table row  
<track> Specifies a text track for media such as video and audio
New
<u> Specifies text with a non-textual annotation.  
<ul> Specifies an unordered list  
<var> Specifies a variable  
<video> Specifies a video
New
<wbr> Specifies a line break opportunity for very long words and strings of text with no spaces.
New

Different types of HTML tags

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