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What Is a "strong" Tag/Element?

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

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

Here is a good example of "strong" and "b" elements:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>STRONG and B Elements</title>
  <p>The <strong>Rich</strong> must live more simply
  so that the <b>Poor</b> may simply live.</p> 

If you save the above document as strong_and_b.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see that contents in both "strong" and "b" are displayed in bold as shown below:
            strong Tag

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  1. What Are Inline Elements?
  2. What Are Commonly Used Inline Elements?
  3. What Is a "strong" Tag/Element?
  4. What Is an "em" Tag/Element?
  5. What Is an "code" Tag/Element?
  6. What Are "sub" and "sup" Tags/Elements?
  7. What Are "del" and "ins" Tags/Elements?
  8. What Are "big" and "small" Tags/Elements?
  9. What Is a "br" Tag/Element?
  10. What Is a "script" Tag/Element?
  11. What Are Other Inline Elements?

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