Information Type Elements
Information type elements are used to markup textual structures within the body of the document. There are tags for emphasizing important sections of text, for definitions and citations, and other data. It is up to the browser to decide how to display these structures. That might not sound like a good idea, but consider users who can only view the text of your document. Their browser might ignore italics and bold tags, but it would use spacing, centering or other "tricks" to ensure that textual structures are offset.
- <EM> indicates this portion of text should be emphasized (usually italicized)
- <STRONG> indicates stronger emphasis than
- <ADDRESS> is used to record information that can be used to contact the document author.
- <DFN> is used to markup a definition
- <CITE> is used to markup a citation from another document
- <CODE> is used to markup sections of program code
- <SAMP> indicates the data is output from a computer application
- <KBD> represents the key a user should enter when responding to a computer prompt
- <VAR> marks a variable