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The <i> Element

Inline Text Semantics

Use the <i> element to markup text in an alternate voice or mood, or otherwise offset from the normal prose in a manner indicating a different quality of text. Don't use <i> as a generic <italics> element or only for presentation. Use <em> to stress emphasis and <strong> to stress importance.

Attributes for <i>
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'Standard' Attributes(none)


  • The <em> element (for emphasized text) or the <cite> element (for citations) may be more appropriate than the <i> element. Use the <i> element only if text is in italics by convention. Many web authors use the <i> element when the <em> element would be more appropriate.

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