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Semantic HTML

What do we mean by ‘Semantic’?

Semantic HTML is the use of HTML markup emphasising the meaning of the information that it contains.

This is in contrast to markup that focuses on presentation or visual structure.

Why worry about being ‘Semantic’?

Examples

This article has excellent examples of using the HTML5 semantic elements to produce more meaningful markup.

Mozilla highlights some of these new elements, and has references and tutorials around their use