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HTML <body> Tag

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 05 Feb, 2021

The <body> tag in HTML is used to define the main content present inside an HTML page. It is always enclosed within <html>tag. The <body> tag is the last child of <html> tag. A body tag contains starting as well as an ending tag.
 

Syntax: 

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<body> Body Contents... </body>

Attributes: There are many attributes in the <body> tag which are depreciated from HTML5 are listed below: 

  • background: It contains the URL of the background image. It is used to set the background image.
  • bgcolor: It is used to specify the background color of an image.
  • alink: It is used to specify the color of the active link.
  • link: It is used to specify the color of visited links.
  • text: It specifies the color of the text in a document.
  • vlink: It specifies the color of visited links.

Example : Using HTML body tag. All then content placed inside the body tag.



HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<!-- body tag starts here -->
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>body Tag</h2>
      
<p>This is paragraph text</p>
  
  
</body>
<!-- body tag ends here -->
  
</html>

Output: 
 

Example 2: Example to show the functioning of a Body tag along with its CSS implementation.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<!-- style on the body tag -->
<!-- body tag starts here -->
<body style="background-color:seagreen">
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML body Tag</h2>
      
<p>This is paragraph Tag</p>
  
</body>
<!-- body tag ends here -->
</html>

Output: 
 

Supported Browsers: 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari



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