HTML 5 <u> Tag
<u> tag is used for specifying text with a non-textual annotation. This could include words or spans of text that need to be presented differently such as misspelt words or Chinese names.
<u> tag usually results in the text being underlined (unless you style it otherwise). For this reason, you should avoid using this element in cases where it may be confused for a hyperlink.
Note that the
<u> tag was actually deprecated in HTML 4.01 and initially obsolete in the HTML5 specification. However, it has since returned to the HTML5 specification as a valid HTML element (with a different purpose).
HTML tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to a tag to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave. Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double quotes. Here's an example,
There are 3 kinds of attributes that you can add to your HTML tags: Element-specific, global, and event handler content attributes.
The attributes that you can add to this tag are listed below.
The following table shows the attributes that are specific to this tag/element.
The following attributes are standard across all HTML 5 tags (although the
tabindex attribute does not apply to
For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 global attributes.
Event Handler Content Attributes
Event handler content attributes enable you to invoke a script from within your HTML. The script is invoked when a certain "event" occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event.
For a full list of event handlers, see HTML 5 event handler content attributes.