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HTML <br> Tag


Example

A line break is marked up as follows:

This text contains<br>a line break.

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Definition and Usage

The <br> tag inserts a single line break. 

The <br> tag is an empty tag which means that it has no end tag.


Browser Support

Element
<br> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Tips and Notes

Tip: The <br> tag is useful for writing addresses or poems.

Note: Use the <br> tag to enter line breaks, not to separate paragraphs.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML, the <br> tag has no end tag.

In XHTML, the <br> tag must be properly closed, like this: <br />.


Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Paragraphs



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