Version-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN
ElementEM
Purposeemphasized phrase
DescriptionThis element encloses text which should be emphasized. Nesting an EM inside of another element like B or I may or may not display bold, emphasized text.
Start tagRequired <EM>
Attributes
NameTypeDefaultComment
class CDATA #IMPLIEDspace-separated list of classes
dir( ltr | rtl )#IMPLIEDdirection for weak/neutral text
idID#IMPLIEDdocument-wide unique id
lang NAME #IMPLIEDlanguage code as RFC1766; language code
onclick CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was clicked
ondblclick CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was double clicked
onkeydown CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was pressed down
onkeypress CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was pressed and released
onkeyup CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a key was released
onmousedown CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was pressed down
onmousemove CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved within
onmouseout CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved away
onmouseover CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer was moved onto
onmouseup CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; a pointer button was released
style CDATA #IMPLIEDstyle sheet data; associated style info
title CDATA #IMPLIEDtext; advisory title
Content( #PCDATA | TT | I | B | BIG | SMALL | EM | STRONG | DFN | CODE | SAMP | KBD | VAR | CITE | ABBR | ACRONYM | A | IMG | OBJECT | BR | SCRIPT | MAP | Q | SUB | SUP | SPAN | BDO | INPUT | SELECT | TEXTAREA | LABEL | BUTTON )*
End tagRequired </EM>
Referenced in A ABBR ACRONYM ADDRESS B BDO BIG BUTTON CAPTION CITE CODE DD DEL DFN DIV DT EM FIELDSET H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 I INS KBD LABEL LEGEND LI OBJECT P PRE Q SAMP SMALL SPAN STRONG SUB SUP TD TH TT VAR
Example
SourceAppearance
If I told you once,
<EM>I have told you a thousand times</EM>,
don't jump on the bed!
If I told you once, I have told you a thousand times, don't jump on the bed!
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