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HTML <u> Tag


Example

Underline a misspelled word with the <u> tag:

<p>This is a <u>parragraph</u>.</p>

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Browser Support

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


Definition and Usage

The <u> tag represents some text that should be stylistically different from normal text, such as misspelled words or proper nouns in Chinese.


Tips and Notes

Tip: Avoid using the <u> element where it could be confused for a hyperlink.

Note: The HTML 5 specification reminds developers that other elements are almost always more appropriate than <u>.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <u> element was deprecated in HTML 4.01. (the <u> element was used to define underlined text).

The <u> element is redefined in HTML5, to represent text that should be stylistically different from normal text, such as misspelled words or proper nouns in Chinese.


Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



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