HTML <b> Tag


Example

<p>This is normal text - <b>and this is bold text</b>.</p>

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Definition and Usage

The <b> tag specifies bold text.


Browser Support

Element
<b> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Tips and Notes

Note: According to the HTML 5 specification, the <b> tag should be used as a LAST resort when no other tag is more appropriate. The HTML 5 specification states that headings should be denoted with the <h1> to <h6> tags, emphasized text should be denoted with the <em> tag, important text should be denoted with the <strong> tag, and marked/highlighted text should use the <mark> tag.

Tip: You can also use the CSS "font-weight" property to set bold text.


Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting

HTML DOM reference: Bold Object


Default CSS Settings

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

Example

b {
    font-weight: bold;
}

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