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HTML <html> tag

The <html> element represents the root (top-level element) of an HTML document, so it is also referred to as the root element.

This element is the container that contains all other HTML elements except for the !DOCTYPE tag which is located before the opening <html> tag. All other HTML elements are nested between the <html> and </html> tags.

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Browser compatibility

The <html> element is fully supported by all browsers:

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The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <html> tag:

Attribute Value Description
lang language-code Defines the language code for the document
manifest URL Specifies the URL of a resource manifest indicating resources that should be cached locally

Global Attributes

The <html> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <html> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

Last updated: Sunday 23 Sep, 2018