HTML 5 Tag Reference

HTML 5

HTML 5 improves interoperability and reduces development costs by making precise rules on how to handle all HTML elements, and how to recover from errors.

Some of the new features in HTML 5 are functions for embedding audio, video, graphics, client-side data storage, and interactive documents.
HTML 5 also contains new elements like <nav>, <header>, <footer>, and <figure>.

The HTML 5 working group includes AOL, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera, and many hundreds
of other vendors.


Ordered Alphabetically

New : New tags in HTML 5.

Tag Description
<!–…–> Defines a comment
<!DOCTYPE>  Defines the document type
<a> Defines a hyperlink
<abbr> Defines an abbreviation
<acronym> Not supported in HTML 5.
<address> Defines an address element
<applet> Not supported in HTML 5.
<area> Defines an area inside an image map
<article>New Defines an article
<aside>New Defines content aside from the page content
<audio>New Defines sound content
<b> Defines bold text
<base> Defines a base URL for all the links in a page
<basefont> Not supported in HTML 5.
<bdo> Defines the direction of text display
<big> Not supported in HTML 5.
<blockquote> Defines a long quotation
<body> Defines the body element
<br> Inserts a single line break
<button> Defines a push button
<canvas>New Defines graphics
<caption> Defines a table caption
<center> Not supported in HTML 5.
<cite> Defines a citation
<code> Defines computer code text
<col> Defines attributes for table columns 
<colgroup> Defines groups of table columns
<command>New Defines a command button
<datalist>New Defines a dropdown list
<dd> Defines a definition description
<del> Defines deleted text
<details>New Defines details of an element
<dfn> Defines a definition term
<dir> Not supported in HTML 5.
<div> Defines a section in a document
<dl> Defines a definition list
<dt> Defines a definition term
<em> Defines emphasized text 
<embed>New Defines external interactive content or plugin
<fieldset> Defines a fieldset
<figcaption>New Defines the caption of a figure element
<figure>New Defines a group of media content, and their caption
<font> Not supported in HTML 5.
<footer>New Defines a footer for a section or page
<form> Defines a form 
<frame> Not supported in HTML 5.
<frameset> Not supported in HTML 5.
<h1> to <h6> Defines header 1 to header 6
<head> Defines information about the document
<header>New Defines a header for a section or page
<hgroup>New Defines information about a section in a document
<hr> Defines a horizontal rule
<html> Defines an html document
<i> Defines italic text
<iframe> Defines an inline sub window (frame)
<img> Defines an image
<input> Defines an input field
<ins> Defines inserted text
<keygen>New Defines a generated key in a form
<kbd> Defines keyboard text
<label> Defines a label for a form control
<legend> Defines a title in a fieldset
<li> Defines a list item
<link> Defines a resource reference
<map> Defines an image map 
<mark>New Defines marked text
<menu> Defines a menu list
<meta> Defines meta information
<meter>New Defines measurement within a predefined range
<nav>New Defines navigation links
<noframes> Not supported in HTML 5.
<noscript> Defines a noscript section
<object> Defines an embedded object
<ol> Defines an ordered list
<optgroup> Defines an option group
<option> Defines an option in a drop-down list
<output>New Defines some types of output
<p> Defines a paragraph
<param> Defines a parameter for an object
<pre> Defines preformatted text
<progress>New Defines progress of a task of any kind
<q> Defines a short quotation
<rp>New Used in ruby annotations to define what to show browsers that to not support the ruby element.
<rt>New Defines explanation to ruby annotations.
<ruby>New Defines ruby annotations.
<s> Not supported in HTML 5.
<samp> Defines sample computer code
<script> Defines a script
<section>New Defines a section
<select> Defines a selectable list
<small> Defines small text
<source>New Defines media resources
<span> Defines a section in a document
<strike> Not supported in HTML 5.
<strong> Defines strong text
<style> Defines a style definition
<sub> Defines subscripted text
<summary>New Defines the header of a “detail” element
<sup> Defines superscripted text
<table> Defines a table
<tbody> Defines a table body
<td> Defines a table cell
<textarea> Defines a text area
<tfoot> Defines a table footer
<th> Defines a table header
<thead> Defines a table header
<time>New Defines a date/time
<title> Defines the document title
<tr> Defines a table row
<tt> Not supported in HTML 5.
<u> Not supported in HTML 5.
<ul> Defines an unordered list
<var> Defines a variable
<video>New Defines a video
<wbr>New Defines a possible line-break
<xmp> Not supported in HTML 5.

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