Add Underline Tag to Your Webpage
Working with Text
In this lesson, we will learn how to use the underline tag in HTML.
What is Underline Tag in HTML
The underline tag is an HTML tag used to underline text on a web page. It is a formatting tag that is used to draw attention to text. The text enclosed by the underline tag is underlined when displayed in a web browser.
The syntax for the underline tag is straightforward. It requires an opening and closing underline tag, and the text that needs to be underlined is placed between these two tags.
Here's an example of how to use <u> tag in HTML:
<!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Underline Tag Example</title> </head> <body> <p><u>Tim Berners-Lee</u> created HTML in 1993.</p> </body> </html>
Attributes of Underline Tag
Here are the attributes we can use with the underline tag:
The id attribute is used to assign a unique name to an element on a web page. We can assign an id to the underline tag and use it to apply a specific style to that particular tag.
<p>This is an <u id="utext">underlined</u> text.</p>
Note: The id attribute can be used on any tag to assign a unique tag name. It must be unique for each tag, meaning we can't use the same id name for another tag in an HTML document.
The class attribute is used to define a group of elements and to apply a specific style to that group. We can define a class for the underline tags and use it to apply a specific style to all the underline tags that belong to a particular class.
<p>This is an <u class="info">underlined</u> text.</p> <p>This is another <u class="info">underlined</u> text.</p>
In the above example, both u tags have the same class name, info. If any CSS style is applied to the class name info, it will be applied on both u tags.
Note: The class attribute can be used on any tag to assign a group name to the tag.
The style attribute can be used to apply inline css styles to the underline tag. We will learn how to apply inline css style using the style attribute later in our CSS tutorial.
<p>This is an <u style="color: red">underlined</u> text.</p>
The style="color: red" will change the color of the underline tag to red color.
The title attribute can be used to add a tooltip or additional information to the underline tag, which will only appear when the user places the mouse cursor on the underline text.
<p><u title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</u> is the standard language for creating the content and structure of web pages and web applications.</p>
Nesting of Bold and Underline Tags
It is possible to nest <u> tag within the <b> tag and vice versa to draw a higher level of attention of the user.
<p><b><u>HTML</u></b> is the standard language for creating the content and structure of web pages and web applications.</p>