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    <mark>

    Summary

    The HTML Mark Element (<mark>) represents highlighted text, i.e., a run of text marked for reference purpose, due to its relevance in a particular context. For example it can be used in a page showing search results to highlight every instance of the searched-for word.

    Usage notes:

    • In a quotation or another block, the highlighted text typically marks text that is referenced outside the quote, or marked for specific scrutiny even though the original author didn't consider it important.
    • In the main text, the highlighted text typically marks text that may be of special relevance for the user's current activity, like search results.
    • Do not use the <mark> element for syntax highlighting; use the <span> element for this purpose.
    • Do not confuse the <mark> element with the <strong> element. The <strong> element is used to denote spans of text of importance in context of the text, when the <mark> element is used to denote spans of text of relevance to a different context.

    Attributes

    This element only includes the global attributes.

    Examples

    <p>The &lt;mark&gt; element is used to <mark>highlight</mark> text</p> 
    

    Result

    The <mark> element is used to highlight text

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of '<mark>' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    HTML5
    The definition of '<mark>' in that specification.
    Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? 4.0 (2.0) ? ? ?

    See also