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span


W3C Recommendation

Summary

Groups inline elements in a document. The span element is both style and semantics neutral; it does not assign any style attributes or semantic meaning on its own.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLSpanElement

Examples

This example uses the span element to create an inline text container that changes the color of a word to blue.

HTML

<p>This paragraph contains a single <span style="color: blue">blue</span> word.

This example uses the span element to add a simple Microformats2 h-card to a person's name.

HTML

<span class="h-card vcard">Pius Uzamere</span>

Notes

Remarks

The SPAN element is especially useful for applying cascading style sheets (CSS) styles.

Standards information


HTML information

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Compatibility

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Mobile

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See also

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Attribution

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Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]