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- Fonts and Web Typography
- What does
- The <p> element is used to identify blocks of paragraph text. The closing <p> tag is optional and is implied by the opening tag of the next HTML element encountered in an HTML document after an opening <p> tag.
<p>Here's how to define a paragraph in HTML.</p>
Here's how to define a paragraph in HTML.
Basic Text Formatting
If you're new to HTML,
<p> is likely to be the first element that you encounter. It defines a paragraph of text.
The end of the paragraph is marked by a closing
</p> tag. Technically this is optional, but it's good practice to include the closing tag to ensure your document validates.
By default, most browsers place a line break and a blank line between paragraphs.
Browser Support for p