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L' elemento HTML <i> rappresenta un testo distinto dal testo normale per qualche ragione, come nel caso di termini tecnici, stranieri, ecc. E' tipicamente visualizzato in corsivo.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, palpable content.
Permitted content Phrasing content.
Tag omission Nessuna, sia il tag di apertura che quello di chiusura sono obbligatori.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content.
Permitted ARIA roles Any
DOM interface HTMLElement Up to Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 4) inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.


Questo elemento include soltanto attributi globali.

Usage Notes

  • Use the <i> element for text that is set off from the normal prose for readability reasons. This would be a range of text with different semantic meaning than the surrounding text.
  • In earlier versions of the HTML specification, the <i> element was merely a presentational element used to display text in italics, much like the <b> element was used to display text in bold letters. This is no longer true, as these tags now define semantics rather than typographic appearance. A browser will typically still display the contents of the <i> element in italic type, but is, by definition, no longer required to.
  • Typically this element is displayed in italic type. However, it should not be used simply to apply italic styling; use the CSS font-style property for that purpose.
  • Be sure the text in question is not actually more appropriate for another element.
    • Use <em> to indicate stress emphasis.
    • Use <strong> to indicate stronger importance.
    • Use <mark> to indicate relevance.
    • Use <cite> to mark the name of a work, such as a book, play, or song.
    • Use <dfn> to mark the defining instance of a term.
  • It is a good idea to use the class attribute to identify why the element is being used, so that if the presentation needs to change at a later date, it can be done selectively with style sheets.


Questo esempio mostra l'uso dell'elemento <i> per contrassegnare il testo di un'altra lingua.

<p>La frase latina <i class="latin">Veni, vidi, vici</i> è spesso menzionata in musica, arte e letteratura.</p>


La frase latina Veni, vidi, vici è spesso menzionata in musica, arte e letteratura.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<i>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
The definition of '<i>' in that specification.
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<b>' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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See also

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