HTML title Attribute

❮ HTML Attributes


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The title attribute is used to provide advisory text about an element or its contents.

Using with scripting, this attribute can provide facilities for automatic index generation.

Note: As of the writing of this edition, no formatting can be applied within advisory text, though the HTML5 specification does specifies that Unicode linefeeds (\u000A) should eventually be supported.

Standard Syntax

<element title="text">

Browser Support


Applies to:

The title attribute can be used on the following element:

Element Attribute
All HTML elements. title

Attribute Values

Value Description
text Specifies a tooltip text for an element
❮ HTML Attributes