HTML Tags, HTML Code, HTML Elements

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List of HTML tags with their meaning.

<!--...--> : comment

<!DOCTYPE> :  the document type

<a> : an anchor

<abbr> : an abbreviation

<acronym> : an acronym

<address> : contact information for the author/owner of a document

<applet> : an embedded applet

<area /> : an area inside an image-map

<b> : bold text

<base /> : default address or a default target for all links on a page

<basefont /> : default font, color, or size for the text in a page

<bdo> : the text direction

<big> : big text

<blockquote> : long quotation

<body> : the document's body

<br /> : single line break

<button> : push button

<caption> : table caption

<center> : centered text

<cite> : citation

<code> : computer code text

<col /> : attribute values for one or more columns in a table

<colgroup> : group of columns in a table for formatting

<dd> : description of a term in a definition list

<del> : deleted text

<dir> : directory list

<div> : section in a document

<dfn> : a definition term

<dl> : definition list

<dt> : an item in a definition list

<em> : emphasized text

<fieldset> : border around elements in a form

<font> : font, color, and size for text

<form> : an HTML form for user input

<frame /> : window (a frame) in a frameset

<frameset> : set of frames

<h1> to <h6> : HTML headings

<head> : information about the document

<hr /> : horizontal line

<html> : an HTML document

<i> : italic text

<iframe> : an inline frame

<img /> : an image

<input /> : an input control

<ins> : inserted text

<isindex> : searchable index related to a document

<kbd> : keyboard text

<label> : label for an input element

<legend> : caption for a fieldset element

<li> : list item

<link /> : the relationship between a document and an external resource

<map> : an image-map 

<menu> : menu list

<meta /> : metadata about an HTML document

<noframes> : an alternate content for users that do not support frames

<noscript> : an alternate content for users that do not support client-side scripts

<object> : an embedded object

<ol> : an ordered list

<optgroup> : group of related options in a select list

<option> : an option in a select list

<p> : paragraph

<param /> : parameter for an object

<pre> : preformatted text

<q> : short quotation

<s> : strikethrough text

<samp> : sample computer code

<script> : client-side script

<select> : select list (drop-down list)

<small> : small text

<span> : section in a document

<strike> : strikethrough text

<strong> : strong text

<style> : style information for a document

<sub> : subscripted text

<sup> : superscripted text

<table> : table

<tbody> : groups the body content in a table

<td> : cell in a table

<textarea> : multi-line text input control

<tfoot> : groups the footer content in a table

<th> : header cell in a table

<thead> : groups the header content in a table

<title> : the title of a document

<tr> : row in a table

<tt> : teletype text

<u> : underlined text

<ul> : an unordered list

<var> : variable part of a text

<xmp> : preformatted text

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