HTML 4 u Tag

Also see HTML5 <u> Tag.

This page contains information about the HTML 4 version of this element. For a more up to date version, see HTML5 <u> Tag.

In HTML 4, the <u> tag is used for rendering underlined text.

The <u> tag is deprecated in HTML 4.01 and was originally obsolete in HTML 5. However, it has since been re-introduced to the HTML5 specification as a valid HTML5 element.

Although this tag as been re-introduced to HTML5, it has a slightly different meaning in HTML5. Having said this, most browsers still render the <u> element with an underline, and as such, you should avoid using it where it could be confused for a hyperlink.

Also see the CSS text-decoration property for more options on underlining text.



Attributes specific to this tag:
Other Attributes:
dirSpecifies the direction of the text
classDocument wide identifier.
idDocument wide identifier
langLanguage code
titleSpecifies a title to associate with the element. Many browsers will display this when the cursor hovers over the element (similar to a "tool tip").
styleInline style (CSS)
onclickIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
ondbclickIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmousedownIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseupIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseoverIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmousemoveIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseoutIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeypressIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeydownIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeyupIntrinsic event (see event handlers)

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HTML5 Tags

The information on this page is based on HTML version 4.01. Most modern browsers now support HTML5, which is the next version of HTML after HTML 4.01.

See HTML5 <u> Tag for the HTML5 version of the above element.

Also see this list of HTML 5 tags for the latest version of HTML.