HTML <i> Tag
Definition and Usage
<i> Define a different part from the rest of the text and render this part of the text as italic text.
<i> Tags are used to indicate technical terms, idioms in other languages, ideas, spacecraft names, and more.
Use when there are no other appropriate semantic elements available <i> element. The other semantic elements are as follows:
- <em> (emphasized text)
- <strong> (important text)
- <mark> (marked/highlighted text)
- <cite> (the title of a work)
- <dfn> (a definition term)
Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5
In HTML 4.01, the <i> tag was used to render text in italics. However, this is not necessarily the case with HTML5. Style sheets can be used to format the text inside the <i> element.