Magic XHTML Quick Reference

The eXtensible HyperText Markup Language!

Elements Links Alphabetical Order


<a> <b> <c> <d> <e> <f> <h> <i> <k> <l> <m> <n> <o> <p> <q> <s> <t> <u> <v>



<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Frameset//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-frameset.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

XHTML Tags and Attributes

<a>
Used to anchor one document to another (i.e. hypertext link).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, charset, type, name, href, hreflang, rel, rev, accesskey, shape, coords, tabindex, onfocus, onblur
<abbr>
Used to indicate an abbreviation.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<acronym>
Used to indicate an acronym.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<address>
Used to provide contact information about the author of the XHTML document.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<applet>
Used to include a Java applet in your web page. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, codebase, archive, code, object, alt, name, width, height, align, hspace, vspace
<area>
Used to define the area of a client-side image map.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, shape, coords, href, nohref, alt (required),tabindex, accesskey, onfocus, onblur
<b>
Used to provide bold font.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<base>
This is the document's base URI. (Part of the <head> element.)
Attribute: href
<basefont>
Used to define the base (i.e. default) font size. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, size, color, face
<bdo>
Used to turn off the bi-directional rendering algorithm.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir (required), onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup
<big>
Used to provide bigger font.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<blockquote>
Used to delaminate a long quotation.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, cite
<body>
The <body> element contains the document's displayed content.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, onload, onunload
<br />
Used to provide forced line break - empty element.
Attributes: id, class, style, title
<button>
Used to provide an XHTML button on your web page.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, name, value, type, disabled, tabindex, accesskey, onfocus, onblur
<caption>
Used to provide the caption for a table.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<center>
Used to centre text on your web page (same as <div align="center">). (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<cite>
Used to indicate a citation (reference to other work).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<code>
Used to delimit program code.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<col>
Used to denote a table column.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, span, width, char, charoff, align, valign
<colgroup>
Used to denote a table column group.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, span, width, char, charoff, align, valign
<dd>
Used to provide a definition of the <dd> in a <dl>.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<del>
Used to show the text that has been deleted in order to update a document.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, cite, datetime
<dfn>
Used to delimit a definition.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<dir>
Used to define a listing of directories. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, compact
<div>
A generic language/style container.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<dl>
Used to define a definition list.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<dt>
Used within <dl> to define a definition term.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<em>
Used to proved emphasis.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<fieldset>
Used to group form fields.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<font>
Used to change the font size and colour. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, size, color, face
<form>
Used to generate an interactive form.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, action (required), method, enctype, onsubmit, onreset, accept-charset
<frame>
Used to define a frame (or sub-window). (Frameset DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, longdesc, name, src, frameborder, marginwidth, marginheight, noresize, scrolling
<frameset>
Used to define a window subdivision. (Frameset DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, rows, cols, onload, onunload
<h1>
The largest of the six headings.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<h2>
The second largest of the six headings.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<h3>
The third largest of the six headings.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<h4>
The third smallest of the six headings.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<h5>
The second smallest of the six headings.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<h6>
The smallest of the six headings.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<head>
The <head> element contains a document's non-displayed meta-information.
Attributes: lang, xml:lang, dir, profile
<hr />
Displays a horizontal rule - empty element.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<html>
The root element of each XHTML document (note it has no x).
Attributes: lang, xml:lang, dir, xmlns (fixed, must be http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml)
<i>
Used to provide italic font.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<iframe>
Used to create a sub-window within your web page. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, longdesc, name, src, frameborder, marginwidth, marginheight, scrolling, align, height, width
<img>
Used to include an image within the web page.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, src (required), alt (required), longdesc, height, width, usemap, ismap
<input>
Used to specify a form's input control.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, type, name, value, checked, disabled, readonly, size, maxlength, src, alt, usemap, tabindex, accesskey, onfocus, onblur, onselect, onchange, accept
<ins>
Used to show the text that has been inserted in order to update a document.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, cite, datetime
<isindex>
Used to enter a word in a searchable index. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, prompt
<kbd>
Used to indicate material that a user should enter at their keyboard.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<label>
Used to label a form field.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, for, accesskey, onfocus, onblur
<legend>
Used to label a fieldset grouping.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, accesskey
<li>
Used to define each item in your specified list (either <ol> or <ul>).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<link>
A media-independent link. (Part of the <head> element).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, charset, href, hreflang, type, rel, rev, media
<map>
Used to specify a client-side image map.
Attributes: lang, xml:lang, dir, id (required), class, style, title, name, onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup
<menu>
Used to define a menu list. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, compact
<meta>
Used to list generic meta-information. (Part of the <head> element).
Attributes: lang, xml:lang, dir, http-equiv, name, content (required), scheme
<noframes>
Used to provide alternate content when frames are not available. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<noscript>
Used to provide an alternate content when scripting is not available (Part of the <head> element).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<object>
Used to embed an object within your web page.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, declare, classid, codebase, data, type, codetype, archive, standby, height, width, usemap, name, tabindex
<ol>
Used to define an ordered (i.e. numbered) list.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<optgroup>
Used to create a list of options.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, disabled, label (required)
<option>
Used to define each choice in a <select> list.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, selected, disabled, label, value
<p>
Used to begin a new paragraph.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<param>
Used to supply a name property (e.g. within <object>).
Attributes: id, name, value, valuetype, type
<pre>
Used to preserve spacing (i.e. preformatted text).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, xml:space
<q>
Used to indicate an in-line quote.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, cite
<s>
Used to provide strike-through text (same as <strike>). (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<samp>
Used to delimit program and other sample output.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<script>
Use to include script statements. (Part of the <head> element.)
Attributes: charset, type (required), src, defer, xml:space
<select>
Used to provide a menu of options from which a user may select one choice.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, name, size, multiple, disabled, tabindex, onfocus, onblur, onchange
<small>
Used to provide smaller font.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<span>
A generic language/style container.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<strike>
Used to provide strike-through text (same as <s>). (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<strong>
Used to provide strong emphasis.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<style>
Used to include style information. (Part of the <head> element.)
Attributes: lang, xml:lang, dir, type (required), media, title, xml:space
<sub>
Used to provide subscripts.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<sup>
Used to provide superscripts.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<table>
Used to define a table.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, summary, width, border, frame, rules, cellspacing, cellpadding
<tbody>
Used to delimit the table body.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, char, charoff, align, valign
<td>
Used to define a table data cell.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, abbr, axis, headers, scope, rowspan, colspan, char, charoff, align, valign
<textarea>
Used to define a multi-line input text field.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, name, rows (required), cols (required), disabled, readonly, tabindex, accesskey, onfocus, onblur, onselect, onchange
<tfoot>
Used to define the table footer.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, char, charoff, align, valign
<th>
Used to denote one of the header rows in a table.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, abbr, axis, headers, scope, rowspan, colspan, char, charoff, align, valign
<thead>
Used to delimit the table head.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, char, charoff, align, valign
<title>
Used to define the document's title. (Part of the <head> element.)
Attributes: lang, xml:lang, dir
<tr>
Used to define a table row.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir, char, charoff, align, valign
<tt>
Used to provide a fixed width font (teletype).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<u>
Used to provide underlined text. (Transitional DTD).
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<ul>
Used to define an unordered list.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir
<var>
Used to indicate a variable.
Attributes: id, class, style, title, lang, xml:lang, dir

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