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Which specific tag is used to represent the article in HTML ?

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  • Last Updated : 16 Jan, 2022
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In this article, we will see how to represent the article in HTML.

The <article> tag is one of the new sectioning element in HTML5. The HTML <article> tag is used to represent an article. More specifically, the content within the <article> tag is independent of the other content of the site (even though it can be related).

In other words, the article element represents a component of a page that consists of self-contained composition in a document, page, or site. For example – in syndication.

A potential source for Article Element are:

  1. A magazine/newspaper article
  2. A blog entry
  3. A forum post
  4. A user-submitted a comment

This tag is most often used in two contexts:

  • On a page with a single piece of content, a single <article> element can be used to contain the main content and set it off from the rest of the page. 
  • On a page with multiple pieces of content (a blog index page, a search results page, a category page, news feed), multiple <article> elements can be used to contain each individual piece of content. 

Either way, it is similar to the <div> element and displays the stylish work the same. However, using the <article> element instead of <div> provides more semantic information to screen readers, search engines, and third-party applications.

Note: This tag does not render as anything special in a browser, you have to use CSS for that.

Default CSS setting: Most browsers will display the Article element with the following values.


<article> {

Example: This example using inline styling in an article element.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <article style="
        width: 300px;
        border: 2px solid gray;
        padding: 10px;
        border-radius: 10px;
        margin: 5px;">
        <img src=
            alt="article tag"
            width="300" height="250" 
            class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-560930" />
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