Elements

This section describes the HTML elements and corrresponding Document Object Model (DOM) objects supported by Windows Internet Explorer.

For information about DOM objects that are not associated with HTML elements, see Support Objects.

In this section

TopicDescription

!DOCTYPE

Specifies the Document Type Definition (DTD) to which the document conforms.

a

Designates the start or destination of a hypertext link.

abbr

Inserts an abbreviation into an HTMLdocument.

address

Represents the contact information for its nearest article or body element ancestor. If that is the body element, then the contact information applies to the document as a whole.

area

Defines the shape, coordinates, and associated URL of one hyperlink region within a client-side image map.

article

Represents a self-contained composition in an application or document and that might be independently distributable or reusable (for example, in syndication).

aside

Represents content that is tangentially related to the other content of a document, and which could be considered separately.

audio

Specifies sound or audio content, such as music or effects, to be played in an HTML document.

b

Specifies that the text should be rendered in bold.

base

Specifies an explicit URL used to resolve links and references to external sources such as images and style sheets.

bdo

Allows authors to disable the bidirectional algorithm for selected fragments of text.

blockQuote

Sets apart a quotation in text.

body

Specifies the beginning and end of the document body.

br

Inserts a line break.

button

Specifies a container for rich HTML that is rendered as a button.

caption

Specifies a brief description for a table.

cite

Indicates a citation by rendering text in italic type.

code

Specifies a code sample.

col

Specifies column-based defaults for the table properties.

colGroup

Specifies property defaults for a column or group of columns in a table.

comment

Indicates a comment that is not displayed.

custom

Represents a user-defined element.

datalist

Represents a set of option elements to provide a pre-defined set of choices.

dd

Indicates the definition in a definition list. The definition is usually indented in the definition list.

del

Indicates text that has been deleted from the document.

dfn

Indicates the defining instance of a term.

div

Specifies a container that renders HTML.

dl

Denotes a definition list.

dt

Indicates a definition term within a definition list.

em

Emphasizes text, usually by rendering it in italic type.

embed

Allows documents of any type to be embedded.

fieldSet

Draws a box around the text and other elements that the field set contains.

figcaption

Represents a caption or legend for the contents of the parent figure element, if any.

figure

Represents self-contained content, optionally with a caption, that can be referenced as a single unit from the main content of the document.

footer

Represents a section that describes the nearest ancestor section, such as who wrote it, links to related documents, copyright data, and so on.

form

Specifies the information to be submitted to a website or service.

head

Provides an unordered collection of information about the document.

header

Represents a group of introductory or navigational aids.

hgroup

Represents the heading of a section.

hn

Renders text in heading style.

hr

Draws a horizontal rule.

html

Identifies the document as containing HTML elements.

HTML Comment

Prevents any enclosed text or HTML source code from being parsed and displayed.

i

Specifies that the text should be rendered in italic type, where available.

iframe

Creates inline floating frames.

img

Embeds an image or a video clip in the document.

input

Creates input controls that can be defined by the type attribute. For example, input type=file, input type=password, input type=text, or input type=tel fields.

ins

Specifies text that has been inserted into the document.

kbd

Renders text in a fixed-width font.

label

Specifies a label for another element on the page.

legend

Inserts a caption into the box drawn by the fieldSet object.

li

Denotes one item in a list.

link

Enables the current document to establish links to external documents.

map

Contains coordinate data for client-side image maps.

mark

Represents a run of text that has been marked or highlighted.

media

Presents audio or video data to the user. The media element provides the audio and video objects which are used to play sound and video content.

menu

Creates an unordered list of items.

meta

Conveys hidden information about the document to the server and the client.

nav

Represents a section of a document that contains navigation links to other documents or to locations within the document.

noScript

Specifies HTML to be displayed in documents that do not support scripting.

object

Inserts an object into the HTML page.

ol

Draws lines of text as a numbered list.

optGroup

Allows authors to group choices logically in a select element.

option

Denotes one choice in a select element.

p

Denotes a paragraph.

param

Sets the initial value of a property for an applet, embed, or object element.

pre

Renders text in a fixed-width font.

progress

Displays the progress of a time-intensive task.

q

Sets apart a quotation in text.

rt

Designates the ruby text for the ruby element.

ruby

Designates an annotation or pronunciation guide to be placed above or inline with a string of text.

s

Renders text in strike-through type.

samp

Specifies a code sample.

script

Specifies a script for the document that is interpreted by a script engine.

section

Represents a generic section of a document or application.

select

Denotes a list box or drop-down list.

small

Specifies that the enclosed text should be displayed in a smaller font.

source

Provides a way for authors to specify multiple alternative media resources for the video and audio elements.

span

Specifies an inline text container.

strong

Renders text in bold.

style

Specifies a style sheet for a document.

sub

Specifies that the enclosed text should be displayed in subscript, using a smaller font than the current font.

sup

Specifies that the enclosed text should be displayed in superscript, using a smaller font than the current font.

table

Specifies that the contained content is organized into a table with rows and columns.

tBody

Designates rows as the body of the table.

td

Specifies a cell in a table.

textArea

Specifies a multiline text input control.

tFoot

Designates rows as the table's footer.

th

Specifies a header column. Header columns are centered within the cell and are bold.

tHead

Designates rows as the table's header.

title

Contains the title of the document.

tr

Specifies a row in a table.

track

Provides a way for authors to specify one or more timed text track resources for video elements.

u

Renders text that is underlined.

ul

Draws lines of text as a bulleted list.

var

Defines a programming variable. Typically renders in italic type.

video

The video element specifies the video content to be played in a document.

xml

Defines an XML data island on an HTML page.

 

 

 

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