Index page for HTML elements.
|!DOCTYPE||A Document Type Declaration, or DOCTYPE, is an instruction that associates a particular SGML or XML document (for example, a webpage) with a Document Type Definition (DTD) (for example, the formal definition of a particular version of HTML). In the serialized form of the document, it manifests as a short string of markup that conforms to a particular syntax. Not including <!DOCTYPE> may trigger Quirks mode.|
|a||Defines a hyperlink, a destination of hyperlink, or both.|
|acronym|| This element is deprecated in HTML5, in favor of the abbr element. It should no longer be used.
|address||The address element (<address>) encloses contact information of the owner or the author of the document or the article.|
|applet – obsolete||The applet element (<applet>) embeds a Java applet into a web page.|
|area||Represents either a hyperlink with some text and a corresponding area on an image map, or a dead area on an image map.|
|article||The article element (<article>) defines a self-contained composition within a page.|
|aside||The aside element (<aside>) indicates content that is only tangentially related to the rest of the content.|
|audio||The audio element (<audio>) is used for playing audio files and may display a minimal media player user interface.|
|b||The b element was originally used to tell the browser to make the enclosed text bold. While the b element is widely supported in browsers, its use is not recommended for this purpose since CSS can be used to achieve the same effect on a more semantically-appropriate element. In HTML5, b has been re-purposed to signify text this is offset in some way, but is of no greater significance than the surrounding text.|
|base||The base element is used to specify a document's base URL and base target that is used for resolving relative URLs within the document.|
|basefont|| The |
|bdo||The bdo element (<bdo>) allows you to specify the direction in which text is to be rendered on the page. ("BDO" stands for Bi-Directional Override.)|
|bgSound|| The bgsound element (|
|big|| The big element (<big>) indicates that the enclosed text should be display in a larger font size than surrounding text.
This element is considered obsolete in HTML5. Use CSS instead.
|blockquote||The blockquote element indicates an extended quotation.|
|body||The body element (<body>) represents the main content of the document.|
|br||The line break element, br, forces the current line of text to end and the text that follows it will being on a new line.|
|button||The button element represents a clickable button.|
|canvas||The canvas element (<canvas>) provides scripts with a resolution-dependent bitmap canvas, which can be used for rendering graphs, game graphics, or other visual images on the fly. The canvas element is one of the most important elements introduced in HTML5.|
|caption||The caption (<caption>) element represents the title of the table that is its parent.|
|center|| The |
|cite||The cite element represents a reference to a creative work.|
|code||The code element specifies a fragment of computer code.|
|col||The col element (<col>) specifies properties for each column within a <colgroup> element in a <table>.|
|colgroup|| The colgroup element (<colgroup>) specifies a group of one or more columns in a table for formatting.
This element is useful for applying properties to entire columns, instead of repeating the properties for each cell, for each row.
|comment|| The comment syntax indicates text within an HTML document that is not displayed on the rendered page in the browser.
A comment starts with <!-- and ends with -->.
|custom||Represents a user-defined HTML tag.|
|datalist||The datalist element (<datalist>) represents a set of <option> elements that represent predefined options for other controls. It may be associated with an <input> element by adding a list attribute to the input element.|
|dd – description list data||The dd element represents the description, definition, or value, part of a term-description group in a definition list (dl).|
|del||The del element indicates text that has been deleted from the document.|
|dfn||The dfn element indicates the defining instance of a term.|
|dir|| The dir element |
The dir element is deprecated in HTML 4.01, and obsolete in HTML5. Use CSS and the ul element instead.
|div|| The div element (<div>) is a generic block-level container that has no semantic value other than the one that you give it via |
|dl – description list||The dl element is used to define a description list. The element encloses one or more description terms, enclosed in dt elements, and description definitions (definitions of the terms), enclosed within dd elements.|
|dt – description list topic||The dt element indicates a definition term within a definition list (dl).|
|em||The em element indicates text that should be emphasized.|
|EMBED|| The HTML <embed> Element represents an integration point for an external content- typically, non-HTML content such as an application or some other type of interactive content which involves use of a third-party plugin as a handler (rather than being natively supported by the UA).
The <embed> element is new in HTML5. The embed element is a void element. It means that embed element must have a start tag but must not have an end tag.
|fieldset||The fieldset element is used to group related elements in a form.|
|figcaption|| The figcaption (<figcaption>) defines a caption or legend for a figure element.
This element is new in HTML5.
|figure||The figure element (<figure>) represents self-contained content, optionally with a caption, that can be referenced as a single unit from the main content of the document.|
|font||The font element was used to specify the typeface, size, and color of the text it contained, but this element was deprecated in HTML 4.01, and became obsolete in HTML5.|
|footer||The footer element (<footer>) was introduced in HTML5 for modeling the footer sections of real-world documents. The basic motivation for introducing the footer element was to eliminate the overuse of <div> elements and creating a suitable element for the links and text that are usually located at the bottom of the webpages.|
|form||The form element (<form>) defines an HTML form for user input, subsequently to be submitted to a website or service.|
|frame|| The frame element (<frame>) defines one particular window (frame) within a <frameSet>.
The <frame> element is obsolete in HTML5.
|frameSet|| The frameset element (<frameset>) defines a collection of frames.
The <frameset> element holds one or more <frame> elements. Each <frame> element can hold a separate document. The <frameset> tag is obsolete in HTML5.
|head||The head element (<head>) represents a collection of metadata for the document.|
|header||The header element (<header>) represents the header of a section.|
|hgroup||The hgroup element (<hgroup>) is typically used to group a set of one or more h1-h6 elements — to group, for example, a section title and an accompanying subtitle. The hgroup element (<hgroup>) element is obsolete in HTML5.|
|hn||The h1 through h6 elements define levels of headings within a document.|
This is the list of HTML and related Elements from the past to the present.
The root element
- sub, sup
Previous HTML Elements
- applet (deprecated in HTML 4.01, non conformant in HTML5)
- basefont (deprecated in HTML 4.01, non conformant in HTML5)
- c (never deployed, was a proposal before span)
- center (deprecated in HTML 4.01, non conformant in HTML5)
- font (deprecated in HTML 4.01, non conformant in HTML5)
- isindex (deprecated in HTML 4.01, non conformant in HTML5)
- strike (deprecated in HTML 4.01, non conformant in HTML5)
- u (deprecated in HTML 4.01, non conformant in HTML5)