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Hypertext Markup Language 4 Element Chart

HTML 4.01 Strict Elements
Name Empty Description
A Anchor
ABBR Abbreviation (WWW, HTML)
AREA Yes Client-Side Image Map Area
B Bold Text Style
BASE Yes Document Base URI
BDO I18N BiDi Over-Ride
BIG Large Text Style
BLOCKQUOTE Long Quotation
BODY Document Body
BR Yes Forced Line Break
BUTTON Push Button
CAPTION Table Caption
CITE Citation
CODE Computer Code Fragment
COL Yes Table Column
COLGROUP Table Column Group
DD Definition Description
DEL Deleted Text
DFN Instance Definition
DIV Generic Language/Style Container
DL Definition List
DT Definition Term
EM Emphasis
FIELDSET Form Control Group
FORM Interactive Form
H1 Heading Level 1
H2 Heading Level 2
H3 Heading Level 3
H4 Heading Level 4
H5 Heading Level 5
H6 Heading Level 6
HEAD Document Head
HR Yes Horizontal Rule
HTML Document Root Element
I Italic Text Style
IMG Yes Embedded Image
INPUT Yes Form Control
INS Inserted Text
KBD Text To Be Entered By The User
LABEL Form Field Label Text
LEGEND Fieldset Legend
LI List Item
LINK Yes A Media-Independent Link
MAP Client-Side Image Map
META Yes Generic Metainformation
NOSCRIPT Alternate Content Container For Non Script-Based Rendering
OBJECT Generic Embedded Object
OL Ordered List
OPTGROUP Option Group
OPTION Selectable Choice
P Paragraph
PARAM Yes Named Property Value
PRE Preformatted Text
Q Short Inline Quotation
SAMP Sample Program Output, Scripts, etc.
SCRIPT Script Statements
SELECT Option Selector
SMALL Small Text Style
SPAN Generic Language/Style Container
STRONG Strong Emphasis
STYLE Style Info
SUB Subscript
SUP Superscript
TBODY Table Body
TD Table Data Cell
TEXTAREA Multi-Line Text Field
TFOOT Table Footer
TH Table Header Cell
THEAD Table Header
TITLE Document Title
TR Table Row
TT Teletype Or Monospaced Text Style
UL Unordered List
VAR Instance Of A Variable Or Program Argument

Empty tags only have a start tag and do not markup any content.

In XHTML all empty tags must be closed by using />, for example — <br />