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HTML5 Tags Reference

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HTML5 Tags Reference

A complete list of standard tags available in HTML5 is given below. All the tags are ordered alphabetically along with an indication if they have been introduced newly or they have been deprecated in HTML5.




Specifies a comment


Specifies the document type


Specifies an anchor


Specifies an abbreviation


Deprecated:Specifies an acronym


Specifies an address element


Deprecated: Specifies an applet


Specifies an area inside an image map


New Tag: Specifies an independent piece of content of a document, such as a blog entry or newspaper article


New Tag:Specifies a piece of content that is only slightly related to the rest of the page.


New Tag:Specifies an audio file.


Specifies a base URL for all the links in a page


Deprecated: Specifies a base font


Specifies the direction of text display


Specifies the background music


Specifies a text which blinks


Specifies a long quotation


Specifies the body element


Inserts a single line break


Specifies a push button


New Tag:This is used for rendering dynamic bitmap graphics on the fly, such as graphs or games.


Specifies a table caption


Deprecated: Specifies centered text


Specifies attributes for table columns


Specifies groups of table columns


New Tag:Specifies a command the user can invoke.


Puts a comment in the document


New Tag:Together with the a new list attribute for input can be used to make comboboxes


Specifies a definition description


Specifies deleted text


New Tag:Specifies additional information or controls which the user can obtain on demand.


Deprecated: Specifies a directory list


Specifies a section in a document


Specifies a definition list


Specifies a definition term


New Tag:Defines external interactive content or plugin.


Specifies a fieldset


New Tag:Specifies a piece of self-contained flow content, typically referenced as a single unit from the main flow of the document.


Specifies bold text


Deprecated:Specifies big text


Specifies italic text


Specifies small text


Deprecated:Specifies teletype text


Deprecated: Specifies text font, size, and color


New Tag:Specifies a footer for a section and can contain information about the author, copyright information, et cetera.


Specifies a form


Deprecated:Specifies a sub window (a frame)


Deprecated:Specifies a set of frames


Specifies information about the document


New Tag:Specifies a group of introductory or navigational aids.


New Tag:Specifies the header of a section.

<h1> to <h6>

Specifies header 1 to header 6


Specifies a horizontal rule


Specifies an html document


Deprecated: Specifies a single-line input field


Specifies an inline sub window (frame)


Specifies an inline layer


Specifies an image


Specifies an input field


Specifies inserted text


New Tag:Specifies control for key pair generation.


Generate key information in a form


Specifies a label for a form control


Specifies a layer


Specifies a title in a fieldset


Specifies a list item


Specifies a resource reference


Specifies an image map


New Tag:Specifies a run of text in one document marked or highlighted for reference purposes, due to its relevance in another context.


Create a scrolling-text marquee


Deprecated: Specifies a menu list


Specifies meta information


New Tag:Specifies a measurement, such as disk usage.


Specifies a multicolumn text flow


New Tag:Specifies a section of the document intended for navigation.


No breaks allowed in the enclosed text


Specifies content to be presented by browsers that do not support the <embed>tag


Deprecated:Specifies a noframe section


Specifies a noscript section


Specifies an embedded object


Specifies an ordered list


Specifies an option group


Specifies an option in a drop-down list


New Tag:Specifies some type of output, such as from a calculation done through scripting.


Specifies a paragraph


Specifies a parameter for an object


Specifies a citation


Specifies computer code text


Specifies a definition term


Specifies emphasized text


Specifies keyboard text


Specifies sample computer code


Specifies strong text


Specifies a variable


Deprecated: Render the raminder of the document as preformatted plain text


Specifies preformatted text


New Tag:Specifies a completion of a task, such as downloading or when performing a series of expensive operations.


Specifies a short quotation


New Tag:Together with <rt> and <rp> allow for marking up ruby annotations.


Specifies a script


New Tag:Represents a generic document or application section.


Specifies a selectable list


Specifies a white space


Specifies a section in a document


Deprecated: Specifies strikethrough text


Deprecated: Specifies strikethrough text


Specifies a style definition


Specifies subscripted text


Specifies superscripted text


Specifies a table


Specifies a table body


Specifies a table cell


Specifies a text area


Specifies a table footer


Specifies a table header


Specifies a table header


New Tag:Specifies a date and/or time.


Specifies the document title


Specifies a table row


Deprecated: Specifies underlined text


Specifies an unordered list


New Tag:Specifies a video file.


New Tag:Specifies a line break opportunity.


Indicate a potential word break point within a <nobr> section


Deprecated: Specifies preformatted text

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