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HTML <br> Tag


Example

Insert single line breaks in a text:

<p>To force<br> line breaks<br> in a text,<br> use the br<br> element.</p>
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Definition and Usage

The <br> tag inserts a single line break.

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

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


Tips and Notes

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


Browser Support

Element
<br> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


More Examples

Example

Use <br> in a poem:

<p>Be not afraid of greatness.<br>
Some are born great,<br>
some achieve greatness,<br>
and others have greatness thrust upon them.</p>

<p><em>-William Shakespeare</em></p>
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Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Paragraphs

HTML DOM reference: BR Object


Default CSS Settings

None.