HTML <b> Tag

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<p>This is a <b>bold</b> text.</p>


The <b> is inline element make text boldface.


Do not confuse the <b> element with the <strong> , <em>, or <mark> elements.

The <b> element doesn't convey such special semantic information; use it only when no others fit.

Version: HTML 2, 3.2, 4, 4.01, 5

Standard Syntax


Browser Support


Global Attributes

<b> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<b> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

More Examples

If there is no semantic purpose to using the <b> element, you should use the CSS font-weight property with the value "bold" instead in order to make text bold.


<p>This is a <span style="font-weight: bold">bold</span> text.</p>

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <b> element with the following by default value(s)


b {
	font-weight: bold;

Related Tags:

<a>, <abbr>, <b>, <bdi>, <bdo>, <br>, <cite>, <code>, <data>, <dfn>, <em>, <i>, <kbd>, <mark>, <q>, <rp>, <rt>, <ruby>, <s>, <samp>, <small>, <span>, <strong>, <sub>, <sup>, <time>, <u>, <var> and <wbr>
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