HTML <mark> Tag


Highlight parts of a text:

<p>Do not forget to buy <mark>milk</mark> today.</p>

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Definition and Usage

The <mark> tag defines marked text.

Use the <mark> tag if you want to highlight parts of your text.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

<mark> 6.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <mark> tag is new in HTML5.

Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting

HTML DOM reference: Mark Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <mark> element with the following default values:


mark {
    background-color: yellow;
    color: black;

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