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HTML <span> Tag


Example

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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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <span> tag is supported in all major browsers.


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.


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

NONE.


Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



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