HTML tag

HTML tag is used in responsive web designing where we need to load the different images based on their viewport, height, width, orientation, and pixel density.

The tag contains one or more elements and one elements.

According to the viewport, the matching image will be loaded from different tag, and if no source contains the matching image, then the default image present in tag will be displayed on the browser.

This tag is a new tag in HTML5.


Following are some specifications about the HTML tag

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Start tag/End tag Both Start and End tag
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Tag-specific attributes:

Attribute Value Description
media media_query It defines and accept any media query which can be defined in CSS.
srcsetHTML Tags List URL It defines the URL of the image which can be used for different situations. (Required)
type video/ogg
It determines the MIME type
src URL It specifies the location of the image.

Global attribute:

HTML tag supports the global attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Element chrome browser Chrome ie browser IE firefox browser Firefox opera browser Opera safari browser Safari
Yes No Yes Yes Yes
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