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SPAN - Generic Inline Container

From: <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 14:26:51 -0400 (EDT)
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   #[1]Start [2]Glossary [3]Copyright
The Web Design Group

                        SPAN - Generic Inline Container
   Syntax <SPAN>...</SPAN>
   Attribute Specifications
     * [4]common attributes
   Contents [5]Inline elements
   Contained in [6]Inline elements, [7]block-level elements
   The SPAN element is a generic inline container. SPAN carries no
   structural meaning itself, but it can be used to provide extra
   structure through its [8]LANG, [9]DIR, [10]CLASS, and [11]ID
   attributes. [12]Style sheets are often used to suggest a presentation
   for a given class or ID.
   SPAN should only be used where no other HTML [13]inline element
   provides a suitable meaning. If a presentation such as bold or italic
   text would be suitable on visual browsers, authors may prefer to use
   an appropriate [14]font style element. For example:
    1. <P><SPAN LANG=fr>La Révolution Tranquille</SPAN> shook Quebec in
       the early 1960's.
    2. <P><I LANG=fr>La Révolution Tranquille</I> shook Quebec in the
       early 1960's.
   These examples are identical in meaning, but the second example uses
   the [15]I element to suggest italic text.
   [16]DIV is a block-level equivalent of SPAN for containing
   [17]block-level elements such as [18]P and [19]TABLE.
More Information

     * [20]SPAN in W3C HTML 4.0 Recommendation
    Maintained by [21]Liam Quinn <[22]liam@htmlhelp.com>
   [23]Web Design Group ~ [24]HTML 4.0 Reference ~
   [25]Elements by Function ~ [26]Elements Alphabetically
   [27]Copyright © 1998 Liam Quinn. All rights reserved.


   1. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/
   2. http://www.htmlhelp.com/glossary/glossary.html
   3. http://www.htmlhelp.com/copyright.html
   4. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/attrs.html
   5. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/inline.html
   6. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/inline.html
   7. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/block.html
   8. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/attrs.html#lang
   9. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/attrs.html#dir
  10. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/attrs.html#class
  11. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/attrs.html#id
  12. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/
  13. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/inline.html
  14. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/fontstyle/
  15. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/fontstyle/i.html
  16. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/block/div.html
  17. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/block.html
  18. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/block/p.html
  19. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/tables/table.html
  20. http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#edef-SPAN
  21. http://www.htmlhelp.com/%7Eliam/
  22. mailto:liam@htmlhelp.com
  23. http://www.htmlhelp.com/
  24. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/
  25. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/olist.html
  26. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/alist.html
  27. http://www.htmlhelp.com/copyright.html
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