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HTML Element Reference


The element entries that follow generally include the following information:
  • Brief summary Brief summary of the element's purpose
  • Standard syntax HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0 syntax for the element, including attributes and event handlers defined by the W3C specification
  • Attributes defined by browser Additional syntax defined by different browsers
  • Standard events Descriptions of event handler attributes for the element
  • Events defined by browser Additional event attributes introduced primarily by Internet Explorer
  • Examples Examples using the element
  • Compatibility The element's general compatibility with HTMLand XHTMLspecifications and browser versions
  • Notes Additional information about the element
All attributes not defined in a particular listing are common attributes that can be found at the start of the appendix.

NOTE Listings of attributes and events defined by browser versions assume that these attributes and events generally remain associated with later versions of that browser. For example, attributes defined by Internet Explorer 4 are valid for Internet Explorer 5 and higher, and attributes defined for Netscape 4 remain valid for Netscape 4.5 and higher, up to Netscape 4.8x. Compatibility pre-Opera 4 is not specified.

a
abbr
acronym
address
applet
area
b
base
basefont
bdo
bgsound
big
blink
blockquote
body
br
button
caption
center
cite
code
col
colgroup
comment
comments
dd
del
dfn
dir
div
dl
DOCTYPE
dt
em
embed
fieldset
  font
form
frame
frameset
h1
head
hr
html
i
iframe
ilayer
img
input
ins
isindex
kbd
label
layer
legend
li
link
listing
map
marquee
menu
meta
multicol
nobr
noembed
noframes
noscript
object
ol
optgroup
option
p
  param
plaintext
pre
q
rt
ruby
s
samp
script
select
small
spacer
span
strike
strong
style
sub
sup
table
tbody
td
textarea
tfoot
th
thead
title
tr
tt
u
ul
var
wbr
xml
xmp
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