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HTML <p> Tag


Example

A paragraph is marked up as follows:

<p>This is some text in a paragraph.</p>
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Definition and Usage

The <p> tag defines a paragraph.

Browsers automatically add a single blank line before and after each <p> element.

Tip: Use CSS to style paragraphs.


Browser Support

Element
<p> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



More Examples

Example

Align text in a paragraph (with CSS):

<p style="text-align:right">This is some text in a paragraph.</p>
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Example

Style paragraphs with CSS:

<html>
<head>
<style>
p {
  color: navy;
  text-indent: 30px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.</p>

</body>
</html>
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Example

 More on paragraphs:

<p>
This paragraph
contains a lot of lines
in the source code,
but the browser
ignores it.
</p>
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Example

Poem problems in HTML:

<p>
My Bonnie lies over the ocean.
My Bonnie lies over the sea.
My Bonnie lies over the ocean.
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.
</p>
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Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Paragraphs

HTML DOM reference: Paragraph Object


Default CSS Settings

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

Example

p {
  display: block;
  margin-top: 1em;
  margin-bottom: 1em;
  margin-left: 0;
  margin-right: 0;
}
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