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The HTML Elements (i - o)

I L M N O 1st 3rd

Group I

<i> italic

A physical style for displaying text in an italic or slanted font. See also <em>.

<img> image

Used to place an image or graphic on the screen.

<input> form input box

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Group L

<li> bullet

See lists.

lists <ol>, <ul>, <li>, <dt>, <dd>

There are many types of lists that can be created. For this reason, I have dedicated a separate page with
full details of lists.

Group M

<map> image map definition

Used to create a client-side image map definition. Must be used with the name attribute and <area> tag. For more information, see the section dedicated to Image maps.

<menu> menu list

Described on a separate page dedicated to


This command is theoretically used to embed document information not defined by other elements. Such information can be extracted by servers/clients for use in identifying, indexing and cataloguing specialised document meta-information. For most people's purposes, this has been superceded by the
<title> element; although some search engines make use of the description and keywords types.

There is, however, still one useful and exciting side of <meta>. Using the http-equiv and content attributes, you can get an HTML page to automatically jump to another page or file after a specified time delay. This means if you wish to redirect users from an old page to a new one, you can do so automatically by adding the appropriate <meta> command. Similarly you can automatically load a sound file on entering a document.

The <meta> command must be placed in the <head> tags.

Group N

<nobr> no break

This element prevents a line of text from wrapping around within the browser window. If a line of text within the tags is too long to fit in the window, a horizontal scroll should appear on the browser to allow the user to view the whole line.

Group O

<ol> ordered list

Described on a separate page dedicated to lists.

<option> form list item

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