What Are HTML Tags?

When a web browser sees an HTML tag, it knows what to do with the material. Tags allow a web browser to differentiate between HTML and plain text. Opening tag, content, and closing tag all make up a single HTML tag. But some HTML tags are not closed tags.

What Are HTML Tags?

An HTML tag is a particular word or letter enclosed by angle brackets, < and >. You utilize tags to build HTML components, such as sentences or links.

The HTML code is read from top to bottom and left to right by a web browser when viewed on a computer screen. HTML documents and their characteristics are created and rendered using HTML tags. The properties of HTML tags vary from one another.

A web browser must tell the difference between plain text and HTML text in an HTML file. You can use unlimited tags in your code in HTML files.

Here Are A Few Common HTML Tags And Their Uses:

  • Heading tags
    Every document has a heading. Your headings might be different sizes. The headings in HTML are h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6. A line is added before and after each heading.

  • Paragraph Tags
    The p tag allows you to divide your text into paragraphs. A p tag should separate each paragraph of text.

  • Line break Tag
    Whenever you employ the <br/> element, the next line begins. You can create an empty part using this tag, with no opening or closing tags required.

    With the <br/> tag, a blank space follows each character. This gap is required for earlier browsers to render the line break, and omitting it renders an invalid XHTML line break.

  • Horizontal Lines tags
    Horizontal lines divide a document into pieces. Using this tag, you create a line from the current document position to the right margin and break it.

    Space is between the hr and the forward-slash in hr/. Older browsers will have problems rendering the horizontal line without this space, and using hr without the forward-slash character is not valid XHTML.

  • Formatting tags
    Sometimes you want your text to look exactly like the HTML content. Use the preformatted tag <pre> in these circumstances. 

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