HTML <i> Tag


The <i> HTML tag, which stands for "italic," is used to apply italic formatting to text within a web page. It is a structural element that does not convey any specific meaning or semantics on its own. Instead, it is a presentational tag that alters the appearance of text by slanting it to the right. Web developers typically use it to emphasize certain words or phrases within a paragraph or to add a stylistic touch to content. However, for conveying semantic meaning or importance, it is often recommended to use other HTML tags like <em> for emphasis or <cite> for citations, as they provide better clarity and accessibility.


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


This is an example of <i>italics</i> text



Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Browser Support

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

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

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 30th September 2023