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HTML 4.01 Transitional Reference

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This hypertext reference shows the HTML 4.01 Transitional (also known as "loose") hypertext markup language. (See the HTML 4.01 Strict version of HTML for a version of HTML with many presentation elements and attributes removed.) The links below show the elements defined in this language. Each page of information shows the element's purpose, description, start and end tags, attributes, allowable content, other elements in which it is referenced, and an example use where available.

A: anchor for hypertext link
ABBR: encloses shortened phrase which represents whole
ACRONYM: encloses word formed from letters in a phrase
ADDRESS: address, signature, or byline
APPLET: embed small Java program (applet) in document
AREA: define region on an imagemap which is a hypertext link
B: bold text
BASE: base context document
BASEFONT: change default font in the document
BDO: I18N BiDi over-ride
BIG: set larger text relative to surrounding text
BLOCKQUOTE: quoted passage
BODY: document body
BR: line break
BUTTON: push button
CAPTION: descriptive phrase for table
CENTER: center text or other elements
CITE: name or title of cited work
CODE: source (computer) code
COL: vertical alignment in cells
COLGROUP: vertical alignment in cells
DD: definition of term
DEL: inserted text, deleted text
DFN: enclose term definition
DIR: directory list
DIV: define parts of a document
DL: definition list or glossary
DT: term in definition list
EM: emphasized phrase
FIELDSET: form control group
FONT: set font face, color, and size of text
FORM: fill-out or data-entry form
H1: primary heading
H2: secondary heading
H3: third-level heading
H4: fourth-level heading
H5: fifth-level heading
H6: sixth-level heading
HEAD: document head
HR: horizontal rule
HTML: HTML document outer container
I: italic text
IMG: image; photo, icon, glyph, or illustration
INPUT: form input datum
INS: inserted text, deleted text
ISINDEX: searchable document input form
KBD: keyboard phrase (user input)
LABEL: form field label text
LEGEND: fieldset legend
LI: list item
LINK: link from this document
MAP: define client-side imagemap
MENU: menu list
META: generic meta-information about the document
NOSCRIPT: alternate content container for non script-based rendering
OBJECT: generic embedded object
OL: ordered list
OPTGROUP: option group
OPTION: a selection option
P: paragraph
PARAM: named property value
PRE: preformatted text
Q: short inline quotation
S: cross out text
SAMP: sample text or characters
SCRIPT: script for user-document interaction
SELECT: selection of option(s)
SMALL: set smaller text relative to surrounding text
SPAN: generic language/style container
STRIKE: cross out text
STRONG: strong emphasis
STYLE: style information
SUB: subscript text
SUP: superscript
TABLE: tabular presentation of information
TBODY: table body
TD: table data cell
TEXTAREA: an area for text input
TFOOT: table footer
TH: table header cell
THEAD: table header
TITLE: title of document
TR: table row container
TT: typewriter text
U: underline text
UL: unordered list
VAR: variable phrase or substitute
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