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    Inline elements

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    Summary

    HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) elements are usually "inline" elements or "block-level" elements. An inline element occupies only the space bounded by the tags that define the inline element. The following example demonstrates the inline element's influence:

    Inline example

    HTML

    <p>This <span>span</span> is an inline element; its background has been colored to display both the beginning and end of the inline element's influence</p>

    CSS

    span { background-color: #8ABB55; }
    

    Inline vs. block-level

    Content model
    Generally, inline elements may contain only data and other inline elements.
    Formatting
    By default, inline elements do not begin with new line.

    Elements

    The following elements are "inline":

    See also

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    Last updated by: thedigitalman,