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HTML4.0 Elements in Organizational Order

This page contains a list of all the W3C HTML4.0 elements in Organizational order, with very brief information on each element, more in-depth reference on a element is just a click away. A list of all the W3C HTML4.0 elements in Alphabetical order is also available.


Elements Description Starting Ending

Top Level Elements  

<HTML> HTML Document <HTML> </HTML>
<HEAD> Document Head <HEAD> </HEAD>
<BODY> Document Body <BODY> </BODY>
<FRAMESET> Frameset <FRAMESET> </FRAMESET>

Head Elements  

<BASE> Document Base URL <BASE>  
<LINK> Document relationship <LINK>  
<ISINDEX> Input prompt <ISINDEX>  
<META> Metadata <META>  
<SCRIPT> Client-side script <SCRIPT> </SCRIPT>
<STYLE> Embedded style <STYLE> </STYLE>
<TITLE> Document title <TITLE> </TITLE>

Generic Block Level Elements  

<ADDRESS> Address <ADDRESS> </ADDRESS>
<BLOCKQUOTE> Block quotation <BLOCKQUOTE> </BLOCKQUOTE>
<CENTER> Centered text <CENTER> </CENTER>
<DEL> Deleted text <DEL> </DEL>
<DIV> Generic block level container <DIV> </DIV>
<H1> Level 1 heading <H1> </H1>
<H2> Level 2 heading <H2> </H2>
<H3> Level 3 heading <H3> </H3>
<H4> Level 4 heading <H4> </H4>
<H5> Level 5 heading <> </>
<H6> Level 6 heading <> </>
<HR> Horizontal Rule <HR>  
<INS> Inserted text <INS> </INS>
<ISINDEX> Input prompt <ISINDEX>  
<NOSCRIPT> Alternate Script content <NOSCRIPT> </NOSCRIPT>
<P> Paragraph <P> </P>
<PRE> Preformatted text <PRE> </PRE>

Lists  

<DIR> Directory list <DIR> </DIR>
<DL> Definition list <DL> </DL>
<DT> Definition term <DT> </DT>
<DD> Definition description <DD> </DD>
<LI> List item <LI> </LI>
<MENU> Menu list <MENU> </MENU>
<OL> Ordered list <OL> </OL>
<UL> Unordered list <UL> </UL>

Tables  

<TABLE> Table <TABLE> </TABLE>
<CAPTION> Table caption <CAPTION> </CAPTION>
<COL> Table column <COL>  
<COLGROUP> Table column group <COLGROUP> </COLGROUP>
<TBODY> Table body <TBODY> </TBODY>
<THEAD> Table head <THEAD> </THEAD>
<TH> Table header cell <TH> </TH>
<TR> Table row <TR> </TR>
<TD> Table data cell <TD> </TD>
<TFOOT> Table foot <TFOOT> </TFOOT>

Forms  

<FORM> Interactive form <FORM> </FORM>
<BUTTON> Button <BUTTON> </BUTTON>
<FIELDSET> From control group <FIELDSET> </FIELDSET>
<LEGEND> Fieldset caption <LEGEND> </LEGEND>
<INPUT> Form input <INPUT>  
<LABEL> From field label <LABEL> </LABEL>
<SELECT> Option selector <SELECT> </SELECT>
<OPTGROUP> Option group <OPTGROUP> </OPTGROUP>
<OPTION> Menu option <OPTION> </OPTION>
<TEXTAREA> Multi-line text input <TEXTAREA> </TEXTAREA>

Special In-Line Elements  

<A> Anchor <A> </A>
<Applet> Java Applet <Applet> </Applet>
<BASEFONT> Base font change <BASEFONT>  
<BDO> BiDi override <BDO> </BDO>
<BR> Line break <BR>  
<FONT> Font change <FONT> </FONT>
<IFRAME> In-line frame <IFRAME> </IFRAME>
<IMG> In-line image <IMG> </IMG>
<MAP> Image map <MAP> </MAP>
<AREA> Image map region <AREA>  
<OBJECT> Object <OBJECT> </OBJECT>
<PARAM> Object parameter <PARAM>  
<Q> Short quotation <Q> </Q>
<SCRIPT> Client-side Script <SCRIPT> </SCRIPT>
<SPAN> Generic in-line container <SPAN> </SPAN>
<SUB> Subscript <SUB> </SUB>
<SUP> Superscript <SUP> </SUP>

Phrase Elements  

<ABBR> Abbreviation <ABBR> </ABBR>
<ACRONYM> Acronym <ACRONYM> </ACRONYM>
<CITE> Citation <CITE> </CITE>
<CODE> Computer code <CODE> </CODE>
<DEL> Deleted text <DEL> </DEL>
<DFN> Defined term <DFN> </DFN>
<EM> Emphasis <EM> </EM>
<INS> Inserted text <INS> </INS>
<KBD> Text to be input <KBD> </KBD>
<SAMP> Sample output <SAMP> </SAMP>
<STRONG> Strong emphasis <STRONG> </STRONG>
<VAR> Variable <VAR> </VAR>

Font Style Elements  

<B> Bold text <B> </B>
<BIG> Large text <BIG> </BIG>
<I> Italic text <I> </I>
<S> Strike-through text <S> </S>
<SMALL> Small text <SMALL> </SMALL>
<STRIKE> Strike-through text <STRIKE> </STRIKE>
<TT> Teletype text <TT> </TT>
<U> Underlined text <U> </U>

Frames  

<FRAMESET> Frameset <FRAMESET> </FRAMESET>
<FRAME> Frame <FRAME>  
<NOFRAMES> Frames alternate content <NOFRAMES> </NOFRAMES>


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