HTML <br> Tag


A line break is marked up as follows:

This text contains<br>a line break.

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Definition and Usage

The <br> tag inserts a single line break. 

The <br> tag is an empty tag which means that it has no end tag.

Browser Support

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Tips and Notes

Tip: The <br> tag is useful for writing addresses or poems.

Note: Use the <br> tag to enter line breaks, not to separate paragraphs.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML, the <br> tag has no end tag.

In XHTML, the <br> tag must be properly closed, like this: <br />.

Global Attributes

The <br> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <br> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Paragraphs

HTML DOM reference: BR Object

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