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HTML5 Foundations

Cover of HTML5 Foundations by Matthew West Published by John Wiley & Sons

appendix b

HTML Elements Index

This appendix contains a list of the most commonly used HTML elements with definitions and examples for each of these elements. Note that I cover only the basic attributes for each of the elements here. For an exhaustive list of elements and their attributes check out the HTML5 specifications that can be found here:

WHATWG Specification -

W3C Specification -




The <a> element is used for creating hyperlinks to other pages on the web or to a section in the current page. The location of the target page is specified in the href attribute. The anchor text between the tags will be shown to the user.<a href=””>HTML5 Foundations</a>


The <abbr> element is used to markup an abbreviation or acronym. An optional title attribute may be used to specify an expansion of the abbreviation.<abbr title=”World Wide Web Consortium”>W3C</abbr>


The <address> element should contain contact information for a section or page.<address> <a href=””> Email Matt </a></address>


The <article> element is used to define a section on a page that contains an independent piece of content such as a blog post or newspaper article.<article> <h1>Blog Post Title</h1> <p>Blog post content...</p></article>


If the <aside> element is used within an <article> element, it should contain ...

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