W3C Working Draft
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 represents a span of text to be stylistically offset from the normal prose without conveying any extra importance.|
|base||The base element is used to specify a document's base URL and base target that is used for resolving URI references (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, by using the associated canvas API.|
|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.
|custom||Represents a user-defined HTML tag (nonstandard)|
|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 has emphasis.|
|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).|
|fieldset||The fieldset element is used to group related fields within 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 (such as an image), optionally with a caption, that can be referenced as a single unit from the main content of the document.|
|font||The font element is an obsolete tag that was used to specify the typeface, size, and color of the text it contained.|
|footer||The footer element (<footer>) represents content of the end of the nearest ancestor sectioning content or sectioning root element.|
|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: a group of introductory or navigational aids.|
|hgroup||(Obsolete) 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.|
|hr||The hr element represents a paragraph-level thematic break in text.|
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)