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 audio files in HTML.
<bdi> The bdi 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 an 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 a <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 a browser that doesn'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.