Jens Meiert

HTML Elements Index

A continuously updated list of all HTML and XHTML elements:

Element HTML 2.0 HTML 3.2 HTML 4.01 XHTML 1.0 XHTML 1.1 HTML 5 XHTML 2.0 Meaning
Element HTML 2.0 HTML 3.2 HTML 4.01 XHTML 1.0 XHTML 1.1 HTML 5 XHTML 2.0 Meaning
a yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Anchor.
abbr no no yes yes yes yes yes Abbreviation.
access no no no no no no yes Accessibility mapping.
acronym no no yes yes yes no no Acronym.
action no no no no no no yes Action.
addEventListener no no no no no no yes Event-related.
address yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Author information.
applet no yes yes yes no no no Java applet.
area no yes yes yes yes yes no Client-side image map.
article no no no no no yes no “Independent” section.
aside no no no no no yes no “Auxiliary” section.
audio no no no no no yes no Audio stream.
b yes yes yes yes yes yes no Bold text style (HTML 5: for attention).
base yes yes yes yes yes yes no Document base URI.
basefont no yes yes yes no no no Base font size.
bdi no no no no no yes no I18N: Bidi isolation.
bdo no no yes yes yes yes no I18N: Bidi override.
big no yes yes yes yes no no Large text style.
blockcode no no no no no no yes Code block.
blockquote yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Long quotation.
body yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Document body.
br yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Forced line break.
button no no yes yes yes yes no Push button.
canvas no no no no no yes no Bitmap canvas.
caption no yes yes yes yes yes yes (Table) caption.
center no yes yes yes no no no <div align="center">.
cite yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Citation.
code yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Code fragment.
col no no yes yes yes yes yes Table column.
colgroup no no yes yes yes yes yes Table column group.
data no no no no no yes no Data with machine-readable equivalent.
datalist no no no no no yes no Data list.
dd yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Definition description.
del no no yes yes yes yes yes Deleted text.
delete no no no no no no yes Delete.
details no no no no no yes no Additional information.
dfn no yes yes yes yes yes yes Instance definition.
di no no no no no no yes Definition item.
dialog no no no no no yes no User interaction.
dir yes yes yes yes no no no Directory list.
dispatch no no no no no no yes Dispatch.
dispatchEvent no no no no no no yes Dispatch event.
div no yes yes yes yes yes yes Generic container.
dl yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Definition list.
dt yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Definition term.
em yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Emphasis.
embed no no no no no yes no Integration point.
fieldset no no yes yes yes yes no Form control group.
figcaption no no no no no yes no Legend.
figure no no no no no yes no Paragraph with embedded content and caption.
font no yes yes yes no no no Local change to font.
footer no no no no no yes no Section footer.
form yes yes yes yes yes yes no Interactive form.
frame no no yes no no no no Subwindow.
frameset no no yes no no no no Window subdivision.
group no no no no no no yes Element group.
h no no no no no no yes Heading.
h1 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Heading.
h2 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Heading.
h3 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Heading.
h4 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Heading.
h5 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Heading.
h6 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Heading.
head yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Document head.
header no no no no no yes no Section header.
hgroup no no no no no yes no Section heading.
hr yes yes yes yes yes yes no Horizontal rule.
html yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Document root.
i yes yes yes yes yes yes no Italic text style (HTML 5: alternate voice).
iframe no no yes yes no yes no Inline subwindow.
img yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Embedded image.
input yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Form control.
ins no no yes yes yes yes yes Inserted text.
insert no no no no no no yes Insert.
isindex yes yes yes yes no no no Single line prompt.
kbd yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Text to be entered.
keygen no no no no no yes no Key generator.
l no no no no no no yes Line of text.
label no no yes yes yes yes no Form field label.
legend no no yes yes yes yes no Fieldset legend.
li yes yes yes yes yes yes yes List item.
link yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Media-independent link.
listener no no no no no no yes Event-related.
listing yes yes no no no no no Listing.
load no no no no no no yes Load.
main no no no no no yes no Dominant contents container.
map no yes yes yes yes yes no Client-side image map.
mark no no no no no yes no Marked text.
menu yes yes yes yes no yes no Menu list.
menuitem no no no no no yes no User-invokable command.
message no no no no no no yes Message.
meta yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Generic meta-information.
meter no no no no no yes no Scalar measurement.
model no no no no no no yes Model.
nav no no no no no yes no Navigation links section.
nextid yes no no no no no no Anchor element name hint.
noframes no no yes yes no no no Alternate container.
noscript no no yes yes yes yes no Alternate container.
object no no yes yes yes yes yes Generic embedded object.
ol yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Ordered list.
optgroup no no yes yes yes yes no Option group.
option yes yes yes yes yes yes no Selectable choice.
output no no no no no yes yes Output.
p yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Paragraph.
param no yes yes yes yes yes yes Named property value.
plaintext yes yes no no no no no Plain text.
pre yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Preformatted text.
preventDefault no no no no no no yes Event-related.
progress no no no no no yes no Progress of a task.
q no no yes yes yes yes yes Short inline quotation.
range no no no no no no yes Range definition.
rb no no no no no no yes Ruby base.
rbc no no no no no no yes Ruby base container.
rebuild no no no no no no yes Rebuild.
recalculate no no no no no no yes Recalculate.
refresh no no no no no no yes Refresh.
removeEventListener no no no no no no yes Event-related.
repeat no no no no no no yes Repeat.
reset no no no no no no yes Reset.
revalidate no no no no no no yes Revalidate.
rp no no no no yes yes yes Ruby parentheses.
rt no no no no yes yes yes Ruby text.
rtc no no no no no no yes Ruby text container.
ruby no no no no yes yes yes Ruby markup.
s no no yes yes no yes no Strike-through text style.
samp yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Sample output.
script no yes yes yes yes yes yes Script statements.
secret no no no no no no yes Secret input.
section no no no no no yes yes Document section.
select yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Option selector.
select1 no no no no no no yes Single select.
send no no no no no no yes Send.
separator no no no no no no yes Break.
setfocus no no no no no no yes Set focus.
setindex no no no no no no yes Set index.
setvalue no no no no no no yes Set value.
small no yes yes yes yes yes no Small text style (HTML 5: small print).
source no no no no no yes no Media resource.
span no no yes yes yes yes yes Generic container.
standby no no no no no no yes Message (while loading).
stopPropagation no no no no no no yes Event-related.
strike no yes yes yes no no no Strike-through text.
strong yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Strong emphasis (HTML 5: importance).
style no yes yes yes yes yes yes Style info.
sub no yes yes yes yes yes yes Subscript.
submit no no no no no no yes Submit.
summary no no no no no yes yes Summary, caption, or legend.
sup no yes yes yes yes yes yes Superscript.
switch no no no no no no yes Selection.
table no yes yes yes yes yes yes Table.
tbody no no yes yes yes yes yes Table body.
td no yes yes yes yes yes yes Table data cell.
template no no no no no yes no HTML fragment declaration.
textarea yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Multi-line text field.
tfoot no no yes yes yes yes yes Table footer.
th no yes yes yes yes yes yes Table header cell.
thead no no yes yes yes yes yes Table header.
time no no no no no yes no Date and/or time.
title yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Document title.
tr no yes yes yes yes yes yes Table row.
track no no no no no yes no Timed track.
trigger no no no no no no yes Trigger.
tt yes yes yes yes yes no no Teletype text style.
u no yes yes yes no yes no Underlined text style.
ul yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Unordered list.
upload no no no no no no yes File upload.
var yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Variable instance.
video no no no no no yes no Video or movie.
wbr no no no no no yes no Line break opportunity.
xmp yes yes no no no no no Preformatted text.
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