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How to define the document’s body in HTML5 ?

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The document’s body in HTML5 is defined by the <body> tag which is placed with in the <html> tags and just after the <head> tag.
The body tag can include:

  • headings tags : <h1>, <h2>, <h3> and so on.
  • paragraph tag: <p>
  • line break tag: <br>
  • horizontal rule tag: <hr>
  • image and video tags: <img> <video>
  • list tags: <ul> and <ol>
  • table tag: <table>

The body tag contains so many other tags, all the vital information on the web-page, or someone can say that it is the skeleton on the web-page.

Example: Below example illustrates the use of body tag.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <!-- Paragraph Tag-->
  <!--H1 Tag--> 
  <!--H2 Tag-->
  <!--H3 Tag-->
  <!--H4 Tag-->
  <!--Line Break Tag-->
  <!--Horizontal Rule Tag-->
  <!--Image Tag-->
  <img src=
  <h2>Geeks-For-Geeks is Best Site For:</h2>
  <!--unordered list tag--->
    <li>Web Development</li>
    <li>and much more....</li>

Output: All the tags we have used inside our body tag is now visible on the web-page. The image gets down below shows the output of the above code and the use of each and every tag that we have used in our body tag.

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Last Updated : 12 Mar, 2021
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