Published Aug 3, 2021Updated Aug 2, 2023
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In HTML, tags are commonly defined as a set of characters constituting a formatted command for a web page. They are used for making elements for the web page’s markup. During the early days of the World Wide Web, tags were responsible for a majority of the web’s code.


<element-name> content </element-name>

<self-closing-element-tag />

A single tag is made of an opening angle bracket <, followed by the element-name, followed by the closing angle bracket. While most elements are made of opening and closing tags some are self-closing. Furthermore, some self-closing elements like <br> can have a slash at the end like so: <br />. The other self-closing tags include: <area>, <base>, <col>, <embed>, <hr>, <img>, <input>, <keygen>, <link>, <meta>, <param>, <source>, <track>, and <wbr>.

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