HTML5 <html> Tag


A simple HTML5 document:

<title>Title of the document</title>

The content of the document......


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Definition and Usage

The <html> tag tells the browser that this is an HTML document.

The html element is the outermost element in HTML documents.

The html element is also known as the root element.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

HTML5 has a new attribute: manifest

Tips and Notes

Note: If you need your content to conform to XML, define the xmlns attribute, the ONLY legal value is ""


New : New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
manifestNew url Defines an URL, at this URL the document's cache information is being described.
xmlns Defines the XML namespace attribute.

Standard Attributes

The <html> tag also supports the Standard Attributes in HTML5.