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HTML em tag and element

1. HTML em element emphasis the text it holds.

2. HTML em element can be nested.

Syntax

<em>text content</em> 

Category

HTML em element is a Phrase element.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Yes.

Can contain

HTML em element can contain inline elements.

Can reside within

HTML em element can reside within inline as well as block level elements.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

None.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional.

Example of using HTML em element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>HTML em tag example - HTML tutorial | w3resource</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>This is an example of <em>HTML em tag.</em></p>
</body>
</html>

Result

html em element

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HTML em tag example.

Pictorial presentation

html em

Note

Though HTML em element and HTML i element both set the containing text italics, i should be used only when you want to set the font style as italics. If you want to emphasis some text content, you must use em element.

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