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New HTML 5 Tags To Familiarize Yourself

It is expected to find new elements and additions to any upgraded version IT Industry. The same holds true for HTML 5 as there are a number of new HTML 5 tags you will find. The latest version improves interoperability while reducing the development costs simply by making precise rules on how to handle all of the HTML elements.

 

There are new features for several different elements with the World Wide Web language. Some of the new features are used for embedding audio, video, graphics, client-side data storage, and interactive documents. In addition, you will find new elements like nav ,header and footer.

You will find over 100 new HTML 5 tags to take advantage of with the revision. Some of the new tags you will find help to define a comment, document type, hyperlink, an article, a body element and much more.

As mentioned, there are several new tags that will help define entertainment features as well. Some of the new tags within this area include video,img for an image,canvas to describe graphics, and audio to define sound content. With more and more web sites applying video and audio to their web pages, it is imperative you recognize and understand these tags.

With over 100 different tags added to the revised HTML, it can take some time to become completely familiar with all of the new HTML 5 tags. There are certainly some that will become more popular than others; especially for your particular niche. The key is recognizing the tags that you use most and familiarizing yourself with as many as possible that will be associated with your business.

HTML5 Reference

Below is a complete list of HTML 5 tags, in the next few weeks our site will provide you with a downloadable tag list so that you can learn HTML 5. As you will notice with the HTML 5 tags below there are several new code inclusions.

  • 4* The element is defined in HTML 4+

  • 5* The element is defined in HTML 5

Tag

Description

4

5

<comment>

Defines a comment

4

5

<DOCTYPE>

Defines the document type

4

5

<a>

Defines a hyperlink

4

5

<abbr>

Defines an abbreviation

4

5

<acronym>

Not supported. Defines an acronym

4

 

<address>

Defines an address element

4

5

<applet>

Not supported. Defines an applet

4

 

<area>

Defines an area inside an image map

4

5

<article>

Defines an article

 

5

<aside>

Defines content aside from the page content

 

5

<audio>

Defines sound content

 

5

<b>

Defines bold text

4

5

<base>

Defines a base URL for all the links in a page

4

5

<basefont>

Not supported. Use CSS instead

4

 

<bdo>

Defines the direction of text display

4

5

<big>

Not supported. Defines big text

4

 

<blockquote>

Defines a long quotation

4

5

<body>

Defines the body element

4

5

<br>

Inserts a single line break

4

5

<button>

Defines a push button

4

5

<canvas>

Defines graphics

 

5

<caption>

Defines a table caption

4

5

<center>

Not supported. Defines centered text

4

 

<cite>

Defines a citation

4

5

<code>

Defines computer code text

4

5

<col>

Defines attributes for table columns

4

5

<colgroup>

Defines groups of table columns

4

5

<command>

Defines a command button

 

5

<datagrid>

Defines data in a tree-list

 

5

<datalist>

Defines a dropdown list

 

5

<datatemplate>

Defines a data template

 

5

<dd>

Defines a definition description

4

5

<del>

Defines deleted text

4

5

<details>

Defines details of an element

 

5

<dialog>

Defines a dialog (conversation)

 

5

<dir>

Not supported. Defines a directory list

4

 

<div>

Defines a section in a document

4

5

<dfn>

Defines a definition term

4

5

<dl>

Defines a definition list

4

5

<dt>

Defines a definition term

4

5

<em>

Defines emphasized text

4

5

<embed>

Defines external interactive content or plugin

 

5

<eventsource>

Defines a target for events sent by a server

 

5

<fieldset>

Defines a fieldset

4

5

<figure>

Defines a group of media content, and their caption

 

5

<font>

Deprecated. Defines text font, size, and color

4

 

<footer>

Defines a footer for a section or page

 

5

<form>

Defines a form

4

5

<frame>

Not supported. Defines a sub window (a frame)

4

 

<frameset>

Not supported. Defines a set of frames

4

 

<h1> to <h6>

Defines header 1 to header 6

4

5

<head>

Defines information about the document

4

5

<header>

Defines a header for a section or page

 

5

<hr>

Defines a horizontal rule

4

5

<html>

Defines an html document

4

5

<i>

Defines italic text

4

5

<iframe>

Defines an inline sub window (frame)

4

5

<img>

Defines an image

4

5

<input>

Defines an input field

4

5

<ins>

Defines inserted text

4

5

<isindex>

Not supported. Defines a single-line
input field

4

 

<kbd>

Defines keyboard text

4

5

<label>

Defines a label for a form control

4

5

<legend>

Defines a title in a fieldset

4

5

<li>

Defines a list item

4

5

<link>

Defines a resource reference

4

5

<mark>

Defines marked text

 

5

<map>

Defines an image map

4

5

<menu>

Defines a menu list

4

5

<meta>

Defines meta information

4

5

<meter>

Defines measurement within a predefined range

 

5

<nav>

Defines navigation links

 

5

<nest>

Defines a nestingpoint in a datatemplate

 

5

<noframes>

Not supported. Defines a noframe section

4

 

<noscript>

Defines a noscript section

4

5

<object>

Defines an embedded object

4

5

<ol>

Defines an ordered list

4

5

<optgroup>

Defines an option group

4

5

<option>

Defines an option in a drop-down list

4

5

<output>

Defines some types of output

 

5

<p>

Defines a paragraph

4

5

<param>

Defines a parameter for an object

4

5

<pre>

Defines preformatted text

4

5

<progress>

Defines progress of a task of any kind

 

5

<q>

Defines a short quotation

4

5

<rule>

Defines the rules for updating a template

 

5

<s>

Not supported. Defines strikethrough text

4

 

<samp>

Defines sample computer code

4

5

<script>

Defines a script

4

5

<section>

Defines a section

 

5

<select>

Defines a selectable list

4

5

<small>

Defines small text

4

5

<source>

Defines media resources

 

5

<span>

Defines a section in a document

4

5

<strike>

Not supported. Defines strikethrough text

4

 

<strong>

Defines strong text

4

5

<style>

Defines a style definition

4

5

<sub>

Defines subscripted text

4

5

<sup>

Defines superscripted text

4

5

<table>

Defines a table

4

5

<tbody>

Defines a table body

4

5

<td>

Defines a table cell

4

5

<textarea>

Defines a text area

4

5

<tfoot>

Defines a table footer

4

5

<th>

Defines a table header

4

5

<thead>

Defines a table header

4

5

<time>

Defines a date/time

 

5

<title>

Defines the document title

4

5

<tr>

Defines a table row

4

5

<tt>

Not supported. Defines teletype text

4

 

<u>

Not supported. Defines underlined text

4

 

<ul>

Defines an unordered list

4

5

<var>

Defines a variable

4

5

<video>

Defines a video

 

5

<xmp>

Not supported. Defines preformatted text

4

 

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