HTML <mark> (Marked Text) Tag

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<p>This is <mark>marked text</mark> was it yellow?</p>


The <mark> element defines a marked section of text. It should be used in a sense similar to how a highlighter is used on text.

Note: The mark element denotes the relevance of a span of text. By default, most browsers render it in black text on a yellow background, but you can change that with CSS.

To indicate importance, use <strong>; for emphasis, use <em>.

Tip: Don't use <mark> for syntax highlighting purposes; instead, use the <span> element with appropriate CSS applied to it.

Version: HTML5

Standard Syntax


Browser Support


Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

By Default CSS Value(s)

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

mark {
  background-color: yellow;
  color: black;

Related Tags:

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