HTML <br> Tag

Example

A line break is marked up as follows :

This text contains<br>a line break.  
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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

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<br> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip : The
tag is useful for writing addresses or poems.

Note : Use the
tag to enter line breaks, not to separate paragraphs.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

None


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 />.


Default CSS Settings

None.