strong (HTML element)

Spec
Depr. Empty Version
No No HTML 2
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

<strong>
</strong>

Description

The strong element is used to emphasize a phrase of text content. It typically renders the text contained in a bold, non-italicized font like that shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. The phrase “turn left” highlighted with the strong element The phrase ‘turn left’ highlighted with the strong element

Example

An example of strong at work:

<p>Look for the sign that says
    <strong>turn left<strong>, then turn left!</p>

Use This For …

This element is used to highlight significant sections of content, possibly in body copy. It may also be used to emphasize key page elements; for example, the current navigation item in a list.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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As one of the earliest formatting elements, strong has full browser support.

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