The Complete XHTML 1.0 Reference

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Start tag Purpose NN IE
       
Basic Tags      
<!DOCTYPE>  Defines the document type    
<html> Defines a html document 3.0 3.0
<body> Defines the body element 3.0 3.0
<h1> to <h6> Defines header 1 to header 6 3.0 3.0
<p> Defines a paragraph 3.0 3.0
<br /> Inserts a single line break 3.0 3.0
<hr /> Defines a horizontal rule 3.0 3.0
<!--> Defines a comment 3.0 3.0
       
Char Format      
<b> Defines bold text 3.0 3.0
<strong> Defines strong text 3.0 3.0
<i> Defines italic text 3.0 3.0
<em> Defines emphasized text  3.0 3.0
<big> Defines big text 3.0 3.0
<small> Defines small text 3.0 3.0
<sup> Defines superscripted text 3.0 3.0
<sub> Defines subscripted text 3.0 3.0
<bdo> Defines the direction of text display   5.0
       
Output      
<pre> Defines preformatted text 3.0 3.0
<code> Defines computer code text 3.0 3.0
<tt> Defines teletype text 3.0 3.0
<kbd> Defines keyboard text 3.0 3.0
<var> Defines a variable 3.0 3.0
<samp> Defines sample computer code 3.0 3.0
       
Blocks      
<acronym> Defines an acronym   4.0
<abbr> Defines an abbreviation    
<address> Defines an address element 4.0 4.0
<blockquote> Defines an long quotation 3.0 3.0
<q> Defines a short quotation   4.0
<cite> Defines a citation 3.0 3.0
<ins> Defines inserted text   4.0
<del> Defines deleted text   4.0
       
Links      
<a> Defines an anchor 3.0 3.0
<link> Defines a resource reference 4.0 3.0
       
Frames      
<frame> Defines a sub window (a frame) 3.0 3.0
<frameset> Defines a set of frames 3.0 3.0
<noframes> Defines a noframe section 3.0 3.0
<iframe> Defines an inline sub window (frame) 6.0 3.0
       
Input      
<form> Defines a form  3.0 3.0
<input> Defines an input field 3.0 3.0
<textarea> Defines a text area 3.0 3.0
<button> Defines a push button   4.0
<select> Defines a selectable list 3.0 3.0
<optgroup> Defines an option group 6.0  
<option> Defines an item in a list box 3.0 3.0
<label> Defines a label    4.0
<fieldset> Defines a fieldset   4.0
<legend> Defines a title in a fieldset   4.0
       
Lists      
<ul> Defines an unordered list 3.0 3.0
<ol> Defines an ordered list 3.0 3.0
<li> Defines a list item 3.0 3.0
<dl> Defines a definition list 3.0 3.0
<dt> Defines a definition term 3.0 3.0
<dfn> Defines a definition term   3.0
<dd> Defines a definition description 3.0 3.0
       
Images      
<img /> Defines an image 3.0 3.0
<map> Defines an image map  3.0 3.0
<area /> Defines an area inside an image map 3.0 3.0
       
Tables      
<table> Defines a table 3.0 3.0
<caption> Defines a table caption 3.0 3.0
<th> Defines a table header 3.0 3.0
<tr> Defines a table row 3.0 3.0
<td> Defines a table cell 3.0 3.0
<thead> Defines a table header   4.0
<tbody> Defines a table body   4.0
<tfoot> Defines a table footer   4.0
<col> Defines attributes for table columns    3.0
<colgroup> Defines groups of table columns   3.0
     
Styles      
<style> Defines a style definition 4.0 3.0
<div> Defines a section in a document 3.0 3.0
<span> Defines a section in a document 4.0 3.0
     
Meta Info      
<head> Defines information about the document 3.0 3.0
<title> Defines the document title 3.0 3.0
<meta> Defines meta information 3.0 3.0
<base /> Defines a default reference to external resources 3.0 3.0
     
Programming      
<script> Defines a script 3.0 3.0
<noscript> Defines a noscript section 3.0 3.0
<object> Defines an embedded object   3.0
<param> Defines a parameter for an object 3.0 3.0