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HTML Elements List (Updated HTML5 Tags List)

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HTML web page contains list of HTML tags that are used to develop or display a web page. In this tutorial we have listed out all the major HTML/HTML5 supported tags in alphabetically order. I have also explained which tags are supported and which are not supported in HTML5. You can get more details by selecting specific tag as listed below.

Χ : Tags that does not supported in HTML5
: Tags that newly introduced to HTML5

Tag Description HTML5 New
<!–..–> Represents a comment text
<!DOCTYPE> Represents a HTML document type
<a> Anchor tag that represents internal/external hyperlinks
<abbr> Represents an abbreviation for a web page
<acronym> Represents an acronym Χ
<address> Represents an address or contact information
<applet> Represents an embedded applet for a web page Χ
<area> Represents an image-map area
<article> Represents an article in a web page
<aside> Represents the content aside from the web page
<audio> Represents an audio/sounds inside a web page
<b> Represents the text in bold text
<base> Represents the base URL or base target for all links for a web page
<basefont> Represents default fonts, colors, size for text content for a web page Χ
<bdi> Stands for Bi-directional Isolation that represents a part of text that must be formatted in a different direction from the text surrounding it
<bdo> Stands for Bi-Directional Override that that overrides the current text direction
<big> Represents a big text Χ
<blockquote> Represents a section that is quoted from another source
<body> Represents a visible content for a web page
<br> Breaks a single line
<button> Represents a HTML button control
<canvas> Represents a graphics with in web page using scripts like JavaScript
<caption> Represents a caption for a table
<center> Represents a center align text Χ
<cite> Represents a text citation or the title of a work from a paper, essay book etc
<code> Represents a set of computer code text
<col> Represents a column with in a <colgroup> element inside table
<colgroup> Represents a group of columns inside a table
<command> Represents a command button, used to invoke user action
<datalist> Represents a pre-defined list of options for <input> tag
<dd> Stands for Definition Description in a description list
<del> Represents deleted text from a web page
<details> Represents the detailed content to show/hide with using <summary> tag
<dfn> Represents a definition term
<dialog> Represents an open dialog or window
<dir> Represents a directory list Χ
<div> Represents a division section inside web page
<dl> Represents a description or definition list
<dt> Represents a term for a description or definition list
<em> Represents a text in emphasized format
<embed> Represents a non-html embedded container for an external application
<fieldset> Represents a group of related elements with borders in HTML form
<figcaption> Represents a caption for a <figure> element
<figure> Represents a group of media contents such as images, diagrams, pictures etc with or without figure caption
<font> Represents a font size, font type, color for text Χ
<footer> Represents a footer section for a web page or document
<form> Represents a HTML form for input data from user
<frame> Represents a frame or a window in a frameset Χ
<frameset> Represents a set of frames Χ
<h1> to <h6> Represents a HTML Headings for a web page(available level size is 1 to 6)
<head> Represents a heading information about web page or document
<header> Represents a header for section or web page
<hgroup> Represents a group of heading tags for web page
<hr /> Represents a horizontal rule line inside web page
<html> Represents a main html tag for HTML document
<i> Represents a text in italic format
<iframe> Represents an inline frames
<img> Represents an image inside web page
<input> Represents HTML input control
<ins> Represents an inserted text into a web page
<kbd> Represents a keyboard text input
<keygen> Generates a secure key-pair field for HTML form
<label> Represents a label for <input> control
<legend> Represents a caption or heading for HTML form
<li> Represents a list items may be in ordered lists or unordered lists
<link> Link an external resources inside web page
<mark> Represents a highlighted or marked text
<map> Represents a client-side image map with some pointed and clickable areas
<menu> Represents a menu list
<meta> Represents a metadata and also useful for page rankings in SEO
<meter> Represents a measurement value
<nav> Represents a navigation links
<noframes> Represents an alternate content for users while browsers does not support frames Χ
<noscript> Represents an alternate content for users while browsers does not support client-side scripts
<object> Represents an embedded multimedia object
<ol> Represents an ordered lists
<optgroup> Represents a group of related options
<option> Represents an options within a drop-down list
<output> Represents a calculation result
<p> Represents a paragraph text
<param> Represents a parameters for an object
<pre> Represents a preformatted or predefined text
<progress> Represents the bar for progress of any task
<q> Represents a short quotation text
<rb> Represents the ruby base characters. Here, ruby characters represents the characters of East Asian languages like Chinese, Japanese, Korean and so on
<rp> Represents the ruby pronunciation or annotations that are required to display as a learning aid or pronunciation help for ruby characters.
<rt> Represents the ruby text or annotation for the ruby characters that will be displayed to the user on web page
<ruby> Represents the mechanism for annotating ruby characters of East Asian languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean and so on
<s> Represents a middle horizontal line in text that is no longer valid or correct
<samp> Represents a sample output generated from a computer program code
<script> Represents a client-side scripts like JavaScript, jQuery
<section> Represents a section inside web page
<select> Represents a select options within drop-down list control
<small> Represents a small text
<source> Represents a media sources from specified URL using media elements like <audio>, <video> etc
<span> Represents a spanned text or section in a web page
<strike> Represents a middle strike line throughout selected text Χ
<strong> Represents a strong and important text
<style> Represents a style sheet code for a web page
<sub> Represents a sub-script text
<summary> Represents a summary information for a <details> tag
<sup> Represents a super-script text
<table> Represents a table
<tbody> Represents a table body group
<td> Represents a table data cell
<textarea> Represents a multiline input control
<tfoot> Represents a table footer content
<th> Represents a table header cell
<thead> Represents a table header group
<time> Represents a specified date or time
<title> Represents a title for web page and also most important for SEO purpose
<tr> Represents a table row
<track> Represents a descriptions, titles, metadata etc for media elements like <audio>, <video> etc
<tt> Represents a teletype text for document Χ
<u> Represents an underline styling to text
<ul> Represents an unordered list
<var> Represents a variable text within web page
<video> Represents a multimedia contents like video clip or movie clip
<wbr> Stands for Word Break that specifies word break with line break

 
That’s it, as you can see in above table, we’ve almost hundred html tags which we can use to build our web page.

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