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HTML <span> Tag


A <span> element which is used to color a part of a text:

<p>My mother has <span style="color:blue">blue</span> eyes.</p>
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Definition and Usage

The <span> tag is an inline container used to mark up a part of a text, or a part of a document.

The <span> tag is easily styled by CSS or manipulated with JavaScript using the class or id attribute.

The <span> tag is much like the <div> element, but <div> is a block-level element and <span> is an inline element.

Browser Support

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Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Block and Inline Elements

HTML DOM reference: Span Object

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