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HTML em Tag

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Published Jun 29, 2017
Updated Oct 3, 2019

HTML em: Main Tips

  • The HTML <em> element marks a piece of text as important in a specific context.
  • The <em> element only supports global attributes.

Use of em

HTML <em> element answers the question of how to italicize in HTML. Web browsers set the font-style of <em> element to italic, similarly to the HTML <i> element. However, <em> also has a semantic meaning.

Example
<h2>Eagles fly <em>above</em> the clouds during rain.</h2>

Note: screen readers render a different tone to specify importance for the text in HTML <em> tags, but do not change tone for the <i> tag.

Browser support

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Edge
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Firefox
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IE
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Opera
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Safari
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Mobile browser support

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Firefox
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