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How to indicate text is important in HTML ?

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In this article, we will know how to indicates the important text or mark texts as important in HTML. There are several HTML elements that are used for defining text with a special meaning. There are several formatting elements in HTML, some of them are <strong>, <b>, <i>, <em>, <mark>, <small>, <sup>, <sub>, <ins>, <del>.These are the parsed tag that are used to display the importance of the text.


  • <strong>: The <strong> tag is the parsed tag and is used to show the importance of the text that makes the text bold.
<strong>Text Content</strong>
  • <b>: It is used to specifies the bold text without any extra importance
<b>Bold Text</b>
  • <i>: It is used to display the content in italic style.
<i>Italic text</i>
  • <em>: It is a phrase tag and is used to emphasize the text content.
<em>Emphasized Text</em>
  • <mark>: It is used to define the marked text.
<mark>Marked Text</mark>
  • <small>: It is used to set small font size.
<small>Smaller Text</small>
  • <sup>: It is used to describes the text as a superscript text.
<sup>Superscripted Text</sup>
  • <sub>: It is used to write text below the baseline of the text in a smaller font.
<sub>Subscripted Text</sub>
  • <ins>: It is used to specify a block of inserted text.
<ins>Inserted Text</ins>
  • <del>: It stands for delete and is used to mark a portion of text which has been deleted from the document.
<del>Deleted Text</del>

We will utilize the above tags to make the important text & also understand their implementation in HTML.

Example: This example illustrates the use of the various HTML tags for making the text as important.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Important texts</title>
    <h3>How to indicate the text as important in HTML</h3>
    <hr />
    <!-- normal text-->
<p>This is normal text</p>
    <!-- strong tag-->
<p><strong>Important Text using strong tag</strong></p>
    <!-- bold tag-->
<p><b>Bold text using b tag</b></p>
    <!-- italic tag-->
<p><i>Italic text using i tag</i></p>
    <!-- emphasized tag-->
<p><em>Emphasized text using em tag</em></p>
    <!-- mark tag-->
<p><mark>Marked text using mark tag</mark></p>
    <!-- italic tag-->
<p><i>Italic text using i tag</i></p>
    <!-- small tag-->
<p><small>Small text using small tag</small></p>
    <!-- superscripted tag-->
<p><sup>Superscripted text</sup> using sup tag</p>
    <!-- subscripted tag-->
<p><sub>Subscripted text</sub> using sub tag</p>
    <!-- inserted tag-->
<p><ins>Inserted text</ins> using ins tag</p>
    <!-- deleted tag-->
<p><del>Deleted text</del> using del tag</p>


Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 94.0
  • Firefox 93.0
  • Microsoft Edge 94.0
  • IE 11.0
  • Safari 15.0
  • Opera 80.0

Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2021
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