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A line break is marked up as follows:

This text contains<br />a line break.

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.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <br> tag is supported in all major browsers.

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 />.

Tips and Notes

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

Standard Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

The <br> tag supports the following standard attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
class classname Specifies a classname for an element STF
id id Specifies a unique id for an element STF
style style_definition Specifies an inline style for an element STF
title text Specifies extra information about an element STF

Event Attributes

The <br> tag does not support any event attributes.

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