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The <html> element represents the root of HTML and XHTML documents. Any subsequent elements are the children of this root element.

HTML Attributes

  • manifest = URL potentially surrounded by spaces
    The address of the document’s application cache manifest (which controls caching of content for offline use).

See also global attributes.


Example A

[try it]

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang=en>
      <meta charset=utf-8>
      <title>The HTML Document</title>
      <p>The HTML content</p>



HTML Reference

The HTML5 specification defines the <html> element in 4.1.1 The html element.