New in HTML5.

<mark> HTML Tag

Element of
Fonts and Web Typography
What does <mark> HTML Tag do?
The <mark> element is used to highlight text inside of another element such as a paragraph, list, or table. Text to which the <mark> element has been added is considered to be particularly relevant in a specific context.
Display
inline
Usage
semantic | textual

Code Example

<p>This is a <mark>new</mark>  element in HTML 5.</p>

This is a new element in HTML 5.

The <mark> element is used to define a section of the content that should be highlighted. By default, most browsers render text within <mark> tags as black text on a yellow background.

Officially, <mark> should be used to emphasize text that was not emphasized in the original content. As such, it is designed to pick out particular sections for the reader’s attention.

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Browser Support for mark

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