HTML <span> tag represents a spanned text or section in a web page.
The span tag is generally have no effects on screen. We need to use some formatting CSS styles to use it.
HTML span Tag Sample Code
<html> <head> <title>HTML/HTML5 span Tag with Example</title> </head> <body> <p> This is <span style="color: #ff6600;">spanned text</span>. </p> </body> </html>
HTML span Tag Sample Result
This is spanned text.
Standard Attributes Support
HTML <span> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <span> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.
|class||user_defined||Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet|
|id||user_defined||Represents unique id for an element|
|style||css_properties||Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”|
|title||user_defined||Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc|
Event Attributes Support
The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <span> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <span> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.
|onclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element|
|ondblclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element|
|onkeydown||script||Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard|
|onkeypress||script||Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard|
|onkeyup||script||Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard|
|onmousedown||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element|
|onmousemove||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseout||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element|
|onmouseover||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseup||script||Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element|