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HTML <span> tag

HTML <span> tag is used as a generic container of inline elements. It is used for styling purpose to the grouped inline elements (using class and id attribute or inline style).

The <span> tag does not have any default meaning or rendering.

The <span> tag can be useful for the following task:

  • To change the language of a part of the text.
  • To change the color, font, background of a part of text using CSS
  • To apply the scripts to the particular part of the text.

Note: HTML <span> is much similar as <div> tag, but <div> is used for block-level elements and <span> tag is used for inline elements.


	<span>Write your content here......</span>

Following are some specifications about the HTML <span> tag

Display Inline
Start tag/End tag Both Start and End tag
Usage Styles and semantics


<!DOCTYPE html>
 <title>Span Tag</title>
  <h2>Example of span tag</h2>
  <p>I have choosen only 
  	<span style="color: red;">red</span>, 
  	<span style="color: blue;">blue</span>, and
  	<span style="color: green;">green</span> colors for my painting.
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HTML span tag


Tag-specific attributes:

The <span> tag does not contain any specific attribute in HTML.

Global attribute:

The <span> tag supports the Global attributes in HTML.

Event attribute:

The <span> tag supports the Event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
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