HTML 5 Tags

There is a list of newly included tags in HTML 5. These HTML 5 tags (elements) provide a better document structure. This list shows all HTML 5 tags in alphabetical order with description.

HTML 5 Tags

List of HTML 5 Tags

Tag

Description

<article>

This element is used to define an independent piece of content in a document, which may be a blog, a magazine or a newspaper article.

<aside>

It specifies that the article is slightly related to the rest of the whole page.

<audio>

It is used to play the audio file in HTML.

<bdi>

The bid stands for bi-directional isolation. It isolates a part of the text that is formatted in other directions from the outside text document.

<canvas>

It is used to draw canvas.

<data>

It provides a machine-readable version of its data.

<datalist>

It provides the auto-complete feature for the text field.

<details>

It specifies the additional information or controls required by the user.

<dialog>

It defines a window or a dialog box.

<figcaption>

It is used to define a caption for an <figure> element.

<figure>

It defines a self-contained content like photos, diagrams, etc.

<footer>

It defines a footer for a section.

<header>

It defines a header for a section.

<main>

It defines the main content of a document.

<mark>

It specifies the marked or highlighted content.

<menuitem>

It defines a command that the user can invoke from a popup menu.

<meter>

It is used to measure the scalar value within a given range.

<nav>

It is used to define the navigation link in the document.

<progress>

It specifies the progress of the task.

<rp>

It defines what to show in the browser that don't support ruby annotation.

<rt>

It defines an explanation/pronunciation of characters.

<ruby>

It defines ruby annotation along with <rp> and <rt>.

<section>

It defines a section in the document.

<summary>

It specifies a visible heading for <detailed> element.

<svg>

It is used to display shapes.

<time>

It is used to define a date/time.

<video>

It is used to play a video file in HTML.

<wbr>

It defines a possible line break.