This section contains a complete list of standard labels that belong to the latest HTML5 and XHTML 1.1 specifications. All labels are grouped into categories. Keep in mind that HTML elements must be between <...>.


bdi – Isolates a part of text that might be formatted in a different direction from other text outside it.
mark – Defines marked/highlighted text.
meter – Defines a scalar measurement within a known range (a gauge).
progress – Represents the progress of a task.
rp – Defines what to show in browsers that do not support ruby annotations.
rt – Defines an explanation/pronunciation of characters (for East Asian typography).
ruby – Defines a ruby annotation (for East Asian typography).
time – Defines a date/time.
wbr – Defines a possible line-break.

Not supported in HTML5

acronym – Defines an acronym. (Use abrinstead).
big – Defines big text. (Use CSS instead).
center – Defines centered text. (Use CSS instead).
font – Defines font, color, and size for text. (Use CSS instead).
strike – Defines strikethrough text. (Use del or s instead).
tt – Defines teletype text. (Use CSS instead).

Forms and Input

datalist – Specifies a list of pre-defined options for input controls.
output – Defines the result of a calculation.


canvas – Used to draw graphics, on the fly, via scripting (usually JavaScript).
figcaption – Defines a caption for a figure element.
figure – Specifies self-contained content.
picture – Defines a container for multiple image resources.


Not supported in HTML5

frame – Defines a window (a frame) in a frameset.
frameset – Defines a set of frames.
noframes – Defines an alternate content for users that do not support frames.

Audio / Video

audio – Defines sound content.
source – Defines multiple media resources for media elements (video, audio and picture).
track – Defines text tracks for media elements (video and audio).
video – Defines a video or movie.


nav – Defines navigation links.


menuitem – Defines a command/menu item that the user can invoke from a popup menu.

Not supported in HTML5

dir – Defines a directory list. (Use ul instead).

Styles and Semantics

header – Defines a header for a document or section.
footer – Defines a footer for a document or section.
main – Specifies the main content of a document.
section – Defines a section in a document.
article – Defines an article.
aside – Defines content aside from the page content.
details – Defines additional details that the user can view or hide.
dialog – Defines a dialog box or window.
summary – Defines a visible heading for a details element.
data&gt; – Links the given content with a machine-readable translation.

Meta Info

Not supported in HTML5

basefont – Specifies a default color, size, and font for all text in a document. (Use CSS instead).


embed – Defines a container for an external (non-HTML) application.

Not supported in HTML5

applet – Defines an embedded applet. (Use embed or object instead).

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