Tag <br> HTML Reference


A line break is marked up as follows:

This text contains<br />a line break.

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1. Definition and Usage

The <br> tag inserts a single line break. 

The <br> tag is an empty tag which means that it has no end tag.

2. Tips and Notes

Note: Use the <br> tag to insert line breaks, not to create paragraphs.

3. Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


4. Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML the <br> tag has no end tag.

In XHTML the <br> tag must be properly closed, like this: <br />.

5. Standard Attributes

The <br> tag supports the Standard Attributes in HTML.

6. Event Attributes

The <br> tag also supports the Standard Event Attributes in HTML.

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