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HTML 4.01 / XHTML 1.0 Reference

HTML Tag Reference - Alphabetical

If there is a D in the deprecated column, the element was once a part of the specification but no longer is.

In the DTD column, elements are part of the XHTML 1.0 and HTML 4.01 DTD unless they have the following codes:

  • L = loose DTD
  • F = frameset DTD
  • N = not in a DTD
  • X = XML not XHTML or HTML
Tag Explanation FF IE NN SF Dep DTD
<a> </a> Anchor or link 1 2 2 1  

 

<abbr> </abbr> Abbreviation 1 7 6 1    
<acronym> </acronym> Acronym 1 4 6 1    
<address> </address> Address or authors of the document 1 3 6 1 D  
<applet> </applet> Java applet embedded in page 1 3 6 1 D L
<area /> Client-side image map 1 2 2 1    
<audioscope> </audioscope> Visual rendering of sound on WebTV - - - -   N
<b> </b> Bold 1 2 2 1    
<base /> Base URI paths for elements in the document 1 2 2 1    
<basefont /> Base font size for the document 1 3 2 1 D L
<bdo> </bdo> Bi-directional algorithm 1 - 7 1    
<big> </big> Large font size 1 3 2 1    
<bgsound /> Background music - 2 - -   N
<blackface> </blackface> Double-weight bold text on WebTV - - - -   N
<blink> </blink> Blink text on and off 1 - 2 -   N
<blockquote> </blockquote> Long quotation 1 2 2 1    
<body> </body> Body of the page 1 1 1 1    
<br /> Line break 1 2 2 1    
<button> </button> HTML form button 1 4 6 1    
<!-- --> Comment 1 1 1 1    
<caption> </caption> Table caption 1 2 2 1    
<center> </center> Align to center 1 2 2 1 D L
<cite> </cite> Citation 1 2 2 1    
<code> </code> Code reference 1 2 2 1    
<col /> Table column 1 4 6 1    
<colgroup> </colgroup> Table column grouping 1 4 6 1    
<comment> </comment> Comment in Internet Explorer - 2 - -   N
<!DOCTYPE> Document type definition 1 2 2 1   X
<dd> </dd> Definition list description 1 2 2 1    
<del> </del> Deleted text 1 5 6 1    
<dfn> </dfn> Definition 1 5 6 1    
<dir> </dir> Directory list 1 2 2 1 D L
<div> </div> Logical division 1 3 2 1    
<dl> </dl> Definition list 1 3 2 1    
<dt> </dt> Definition list term 1 2 2 1    
<em> </em> Emphasis 1 2 2 1    
<embed /> Embedded element 1 3 2 1 D N
<fieldset> </fieldset> Form controls group 1 4 6 1    
<font> </font> Font color, face, and size 1 2 2 1 D L
<form> </form> Form 1 2 2 1    
<frame /> Frame 1 3 2 1   F
<frameset> </frameset> Frameset 1 3 2 1   F
<h1> </h1> First level headline 1 2 2 1    
<h2> </h2> Second level headline 1 2 2 1    
<h3> </h3> Third level headline 1 2 2 1    
<h4> </h4> Fourth level headline 1 2 2 1    
<h5> </h5> Fifth level headline 1 2 2 1    
<h6> </h6> Sixth level headline 1 2 2 1    
<head> </head> Head of the document 1 1 1 1    
<hr /> Horizontal rule 1 2 2 1    
<html> </html> Root element of a Web page 1 1 1 1    
<i> </i> Italics text style 1 2 2 1    
<iframe> </iframe> Inline frame 1 2 7 1    
<img /> Image 1 1 1 1    
<input /> Input form element * * * *    
<input type="button" /> Button form element 1 4 4 1    
<input type="checkbox" /> Checkbox form element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="file" /> File upload form element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="hidden" /> Hidden form field element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="image" /> Image form element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="password" /> Password form element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="radio" /> Radio button form element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="reset" /> Reset button form element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="submit" /> Submit button form element 1 2 2 1    
<input type="text" /> Text field form element 1 2 2 1    
<ins> </ins> Inserted text 1 5 6 1    
<isindex /> Single line text input control 1 2 2 1 D L
<kbd> </kbd> Text to be entered by the user 1 2 2 1    
<keygen /> Generate secure keys for certificate management 1 - 3 1   N
<label> </label> Form label 1 4 6 1    
<layer> </layer> Layered content - - 3 -   N
<legend> </legend> Form fieldset caption 1 4 6 1    
<li> </li> List item 1 2 2 1    
<link /> Link to related documents 1 2 4 1    
<map> </map> Client-side image map 1 2 2 1    
<marquee> </marquee> Scrolling text marquee 1 2 7 1   N
<menu> </menu> Menu list 1 2 2 1 D L
<meta /> Metainformation about the document 1 2 2 1    
<noembed> </noembed> Content when embed isn't available 1 3 2 1 D N
<noframes> </noframes> Content when frames aren't available 1 3 2 1   F
<noscript> </noscript> Content when scripts aren't available 1 4 3 1    
<object> </object> Non-standard object 1 2 2 1    
<ol> </ol> Ordered or numbered list 1 2 2 1    
<optgroup> </optgroup> Group of options in a select list 1 6 6 1    
<option> </option> Option in a select list 1 2 2 1    
<p> </p> Paragraph 1 1 1 1    
<param /> Parameter of an object element 1 3 2 1    
<pre> </pre> Pre-formatted text 1 2 2 1    
<q> </q> Short inline quotation 1 4 6 1    
<s> </s> Strikeout text 1 4 3 1 D L
<samp> </samp> Sample output 1 2 2 1    
<script> </script> Scripts 1 4 3 1    
<select> </select> Select or drop-down menu lists 1 2 2 1    
<shadow> </shadow> Shadowed text on WebTV - - - -   N
<sidebar> </sidebar> Left side navigation bar on WebTV - - - -   N
<small> </small> Small font size 1 3 2 1    
<span> </span> Generic inline style container 1 4 4 1    
<strike> </strike> Strikeout text 1 4 3 1 D L
<strong> </strong> Strong emphasis 1 2 2 1    
<style> </style> Style sheets 1 3 4 1    
<sub> </sub> Subscript 1 3 2 1    
<sup> </sup> Superscript 1 3 2 1    
<table> </table> Table 1 2 2 1    
<tbody> </tbody> Table body rows 1 4 6 1    
<td> </td> Table cell 1 2 2 1    
<textarea> </textarea> Multi-line form element 1 2 2 1    
<tfoot> </tfoot> Table footer rows 1 4 6 1    
<th> </th> Table header cell 1 2 2 1    
<thead> </thead> Table header rows 1 4 6 1    
<title> </title> Title 1 1 1 1    
<tr> </tr> Table row 1 2 2 1    
<tt> </tt> Teletype text 1 2 2 1    
<u> </u> Underlined text 1 2 2 1 D L
<ul> </ul> Unordered or buletted list 1 2 2 1    
<var> </var> Variable or user defined text 1 2 2 1    
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