HTML 4.0 Phrasal Elements

Here is emphasized text (<em>):
It is very important that we do XYZ.

Here is strong text (<strong>):
Nearly forty people live there.

Here is an example of a citation (<cite>):
As Jim Barksdale says, "It's a marathon, not a sprint."

Here is an abbreviation (<abbr>):
I work for Acme Tools, Inc.

Here is an acronym (<acronym>):
The United States is a member of NATO.

A definition can be enclosed in the <dfn> tag:
Raptor features a totally new layout engine.

Fragments of computer code are enclosed in the <code> tag:
Use this code to achieve the desired effect: if (1 > 2) { document.write(navigator.userAgent); } else { document.write('The sky has fallen.'); }

Here is some sample output from computer programs and scripts (<samp>):
The sky has fallen

When indicating text that the user should enter, authors use the <kbd> tag:
cd \mozilla
nmake -f nglayout.mak pull_all clobber_nglayout all

An instance of a variable or program argument can be designated with the <var> tag:

HTML example code may be placed inside the <xmp> tag:

<p>This is a paragraph</p> <p>This is a paragraph</p>