HTML 'em' Tag/Element

Q

What Is an HTML "em" Tag/Element?

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A

An "em" element is an inline element that you can use to specify text with a normal emphasis. Here are basic rules about "em" elements:

  • "em" elements are inline elements.
  • "em" elements can not be used at block level.
  • Contents of "em" elements will be displayed in italic by most browsers.
  • "em" elements will be treated like "i" elements by most browsers.
  • "i" elements may not be supported in future versions of XHTML, You should not use "i" elements in your XHTML.
  • .

Here is a good example of "em" and "i" elements:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
 <head>
  <title>EM and I Elements</title>
 </head>
 <body>
  <p>All <em>programmers</em> are playwrights 
  and all <i>computers</i> are lousy actors.</p> 
 </body>
</html>

If you save the above document as em_and_i.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see that contents in both "em" and "i" elements are displayed in italic as shown below:
HTML em and i ELements - Emphasis and Italic Text

 

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