HTML <span> Tag


A <span> element used to color a part of a text:

<p>My mother has <span style="color:blue">blue</span> eyes.</p>

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Definition and Usage

The <span> tag is used to group inline-elements in a document.

The <span> tag provides no visual change by itself.

The <span> tag provides a way to add a hook to a part of a text or a part of a document.

Browser Support

<span> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip: When a text is hooked in a <span> element, you can style it with CSS, or manipulate it with JavaScript.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Blocks

HTML DOM reference: Span Object

Default CSS Settings


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