BR Tag in HTML | How BR Tag

HTML BR (<br>) Tag


The HTML <br> tag is mostly used when there is a need of inserting a line break inside a paragraph. This tag is applicable in writing poems and home address.

It acts as an empty tag containing no content i.e. doesn't need end tag.

Closing Bracket is optional in <br> tag.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

No difference in <br> tag

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML, <br> tag require no end tag
In XHTML, <br> tag require proper closing, for example: <br/>

<br> tag support both global and event attributes and no default settings in CSS.

Browsers Support:

Google Chrome
Internet Explorer


<!DOCTYPE html>
<p> This paragraph contains <br>a line break. </p>
<p> This paragraph contains <br>multiple <br>line breaks. </p>


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