Learning HTML 3.2 by Examples, section 5 Descriptions of HTML 3.2 tags:

STRONG - strong emphasis


To emphasize strongly.

Typical rendering

In boldface. If this is impossible, a browser might use e.g. underlining (Lynx does so). See general notes on rendering markup.

Basic syntax


Possible attributes


Allowed context

Text container, i.e. any element that may contain text elements. This includes most HTML elements. In particular, text elements can be nested.


Text elements. Notice that this disallows e.g. paragraph breaks.


Example STRONG-1.html:

For your own safety,
<STRONG>turn the power off before opening the device.</STRONG>


Avoid emphasizing too much; emphasizing everything is tantamount to not emphasizing anything.

The STRONG element involves stronger emphasis than the EM element.

See also general remarks on phrase elements.

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