Reference: Useful HTML tags and their attributes

Use this reference page to identify various HTML tags.

Body tag and attributes
<BODY>...</BODY>Contains the viewed portion of the document
<BODY bgcolor="color">Sets the color of the background in hexadecimal code
<BODY background="">Sets an image as a page's background (wallpaper)
<BODY text="color">Specifies the color of normal text in hexadecimal code
<BODY link="color">Specifies the default color of unvisited links in hexadecimal code
<BODY alink="color">Specifies the color of links on click in hexadecimal code
<BODY vlink="color">Specifies the color of followed links in hexadecimal code
Font tag and attributes
<FONT>...</FONT>Changes font attributes for text within the tags
<FONT size="value">...</FONT>Sets the font to a size from 1 to 7, with 1 the smallest and 7 the largest
<FONT face="name">...</FONT>Sets the font face
<FONT color="color">...</FONT>Sets the font color using hexadecimal code
Image tag and attributes
<IMG>Embeds an image in the document at the location of the tag
<IMG src="url" alt="text">Adds an image with a text description
<IMG src="url" alt="text" align="direction">Aligns an image to the left, right, center, bottom, or top
<IMG src="url" alt="text" border="number">Sets the size of the border around an image
<IMG src="url" alt="text" height="pixels">Sets the height of an image
<IMG src="url" alt="text" width="pixels">Sets the width of an image
<IMG src="url" alt="text" hspace="pixels">Sets a horizontal margin to be placed around an image
<IMG src="url" alt="text" vspace="pixels">Sets a vertical margin to be placed around an image
<IMG src="url" alt="text" usemap="map-name">Designates an image as a client-side image map
Anchor tag and attributes
<A>...</A>Designates the origin and destination of a hyperlink
<A HREF="url">...</A>Creates a hyperlink
<A HREF="#NAME">...</A>Links to a target location in the current page
<A HREF="URL#NAME">...</A>Links to a target location in a page outside your site
<A NAME="NAME">...</A>Sets a target location within a document
<A HREF="mailto:email">...</A>Creates a mailto link

Optional attributes:
<A HREF="?" target="?">...</A>Specifies where the linked-to document is to be placed
<A HREF="?" rel="?">...</A>Sets up a relationship between the linked-to document and the current page
<A HREF="?" rev="?">...</A>Sets up a reverse relationship between the current page and the linked-to document
Table tags and attributes
<TABLE>...</TABLE>Generates a table
<TABLE border="pixels">Sets the size of cell borders
<TABLE cellspacing="pixels">Sets the amount of space between cells
<TABLE cellpadding="pixels">Sets the amount of space between a border and cell content
<TABLE height="pixels" or "%">Sets the height of a table
<TABLE width="pixels" or "%">Sets the width of a table
<TD>...</TD>Defines a table data cell
<TD colspan="columns">Sets a cell to span columns
<TD rowspan="rows">Sets a cell to span rows
<TD nowrap>Prevents the lines within a cell from wrapping
<TH>...</TH>Defines a table header with bold, centered table data
<TR>...</TR>Defines a table row
<TR align="?"> or <TD align="?">Aligns the contents of a row or cell to the left, right, or center
<TR valign="?"> or <TD valign="?">Sets the vertical alignment of a row or cell to the top, middle, or bottom
Frame tags and attributes
<FRAMESET>...</FRAMESET>Specifies the layout of subsections in the main browser window
<FRAMESET rows="value,value">Defines the rows within a frameset
<FRAMESET cols="value,value">Defines the columns within a frameset
<NOFRAMES>...</NOFRAMES>Provides alternate content for browsers that do not support frames
<FRAME src="?">Defines the appearance and content of a single frame
<FRAME name="name">Labels the frame for targeting by other frames
<FRAME marginwidth="#">Sets the margin width of a frame
<FRAME marginheight="#">Sets the margin height of a frame
<FRAME scrolling="value">Creates a frame scrollbar
<FRAME noresize>Prevents the resizing of a frame
Form tags and attributes
<FORM>...</FORM>Generates a container for all form elements
<FORM action="url">Designates the path of the script to process input from the form
<FORM method="get|post">Instructs the browser how to interact with the form URL
<FORM accept="media type">Defines which MIME types are supported by the server processing the form
<FORM accept-charset="text">Defines which character sets are supported by the server processing the form
<FORM enctype="media type">Defines the format of the submitted data
<OPTION>Defines each menu item
<SELECT name="NAME">...</SELECT>Generates a pull-down menu
<INPUT type="checkbox">Generates a check box
<INPUT type="hidden">Conceals a field from view
<INPUT type="image">Generates an image that acts like a Submit button
<INPUT type="password">Generates a one-line password box
<INPUT type="radio">Generates a radio button
<INPUT type="text">Generates a one-line text box
<INPUT type="submit">Generates a Submit button (send form)
<INPUT type="reset">Generates a Reset button (clear form)

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