Resource 2:HTML Ordered by Function

Ordered by Function

DTD: indicates in which HTML 4.01 / XHTML 1.0 DTD the tag is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset

Tag Description DTD
Basic
<!DOCTYPE> Defines the document type STF
<html> Defines an HTML document STF
<body> Defines the document’s body STF
<h1> to <h6> Defines HTML headings STF
<p> Defines a paragraph STF
<br /> Inserts a single line break STF
<hr /> Defines a horizontal line STF
<!–…–> Defines a comment STF
Formatting
<acronym> Defines an acronym STF
<abbr> Defines an abbreviation STF
<address> Defines contact information for the author/owner of a document STF
<b> Defines bold text STF
<bdo> Overrides the current text direction STF
<big> Defines big text STF
<blockquote> Defines a long quotation STF
<center> Deprecated. Defines centered text TF
<cite> Defines a citation STF
<code> Defines a piece of computer code STF
<del> Defines text that has been deleted from a document STF
<dfn> Defines a definition term STF
<em> Defines emphasized text STF
<font> Deprecated. Defines font, color, and size for text TF
<i> Defines italic text STF
<ins> Defines text that has been inserted into a document STF
<kbd> Defines keyboard input STF
<pre> Defines preformatted text STF
<q> Defines a short quotation STF
<s> Deprecated. Defines strikethrough text TF
<samp> Defines sample output from a computer program STF
<small> Defines smaller text STF
<strike> Deprecated. Defines strikethrough text TF
<strong> Defines strong text STF
<sub> Defines subscripted text STF
<sup> Defines superscripted text STF
<tt> Defines teletype text STF
<u> Deprecated. Defines underlined text TF
<var> Defines a variable STF
<xmp> Deprecated. Defines preformatted text
Forms
<form> Defines an HTML form for user input STF
<input /> Defines an input control STF
<textarea> Defines a multiline input control (text area) STF
<button> Defines a clickable button STF
<select> Defines a drop-down list STF
<optgroup> Defines a group of related options in a drop-down list STF
<option> Defines an option in a drop-down list STF
<label> Defines a label for an <input> element STF
<fieldset> Groups related elements in a form STF
<legend> Defines a caption for a <fieldset> element STF
Frames
<frame /> Defines a window (a frame) in a frameset F
<frameset> Defines a set of frames F
<noframes> Defines an alternate content for users that do not support frames TF
<iframe> Defines an inline frame TF
Images
<img /> Defines an image STF
<map> Defines an image-map STF
<area /> Defines an area inside an image-map STF
Links
<a> Defines an anchor STF
<link /> Defines the relationship between a document and an external resource STF
Lists
<ul> Defines an unordered list STF
<ol> Defines an ordered list STF
<li> Defines a list item STF
<dir> Deprecated. Defines a directory list TF
<dl> Defines a definition list STF
<dt> Defines an item in a definition list STF
<dd> Defines a description of an item in a definition list STF
<menu> Deprecated. Defines a menu list TF
Tables
<table> Defines a table STF
<caption> Defines a table caption STF
<th> Defines a header cell in a table STF
<tr> Defines a row in a table STF
<td> Defines a cell in a table STF
<thead> Groups the header content in a table STF
<tbody> Groups the body content in a table STF
<tfoot> Groups the footer content in a table STF
<col /> Defines attribute values for one or more columns in a table STF
<colgroup> Defines a group of columns in a table for formatting STF
Styles
<style> Defines style information for a document STF
<div> Defines a section in a document STF
<span> Defines a section in a document STF
Meta Info
<head> Defines information about the document STF
<title> Defines the document title STF
<meta> Defines metadata about an HTML document STF
<base /> Specifies the base URL/target for all relative URLs in a document STF
<basefont /> Deprecated. Specifies a default color, size, or font for all the text in a document TF
Programming
<script> Defines a client-side script STF
<noscript> Defines an alternate content for users that do not support client-side scripts STF
<applet> Deprecated. Defines an embedded applet TF
<object> Defines an embedded object STF
<param /> Defines a parameter for an object STF