HTML <em> Tag


The <em> HTML tag is a text-level element used to indicate emphasis or emphasis within a piece of content. When text is enclosed within <em> tags, it typically appears in italicized format by default in most web browsers, although the actual rendering may vary based on the browser's default styles or the website's CSS. This tag is often used to highlight words or phrases that should be given special attention or importance within the context of the surrounding text, helping to convey nuances of meaning and improve readability. It is one of the building blocks for structuring and styling content in HTML documents.


Permitted Parents
Any element that accepts phrasing content
Inline and text
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: required


I can <em>not</em> emphasise this enough!



Global Attributes

The <em> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes

The <em> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5

Browser Support

The following table will show you the current browser support for the HTML <em> tag.

Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung Webview

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 30th September 2023