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<strong> (Strong Emphasis))

This element indicates strongly emphasized text. It usually is rendered in a bold typeface, but its rendering is not guaranteed, as it is a logical element.

Syntax (Transitional Only)

class="class name(s)"
dir="ltr | rtl"
id="unique alphanumeric string"
lang="language code"
style="style information"
title="advisory text">

Attributes Defined by Internet Explorer

accesskey="key" (5.5)
contenteditable="false | true | inherit" (5.5)
disabled="false | true" (5.5)
hidefocus="true | false" (5.5)
language="javascript | jscript | vbs | vbscript" (4)
tabindex="number" (5.5)
unselectable="on | off" (5.5)

Standard Event Attributes

onclick, ondblclick, onkeydown, onkeypress, onkeyup, onmousedown, onmousemove, onmouseout, onmouseover, onmouseup

Events Defined by Internet Explorer

onactivate, onbeforeactivate, onbeforecopy, onbeforecut, onbeforedeactivate, onbeforeeditfocus, onbeforepaste, onblur, oncontextmenu, oncontrolselect, oncopy, oncut, ondeactivate, ondrag, ondragend, ondragenter, ondragleave, ondragover, ondragstart, ondrop, onfocus, onfocusin, onfocusout, onhelp, onlosecapture, onmouseenter, onmouseleave, onmousewheel, onmove, onmoveend, onmovestart, onpaste, onpropertychange, onreadystatechange, onresize, onresizeend, onresizestart, onselectstart, ontimeerror


It is really <strong>important</strong> to pay attention.

<strong style="font-family: impact; font-size: 28pt">Important Info</strong>


HTML 2, 3.2, 4, 4.01; XHTML 1.0, 1.1, Basic
Internet Explorer 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6
Netscape 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.5-4.8, 6, 7
Opera 4-7


  • This element generally renders as bold text. As a logical element, however, strong is useful to bind style rules to.

  • As compared to b, this element does have meaning. For example, voice browsers may speak <strong> enclosed text in a different voice than text that is enclosed by <b>.
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