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Line break

This element is used to insert a line break so that text or images will start on a new line.

<br
    class="class name(s)"
    clear="all | left | none | right"**
    id="unique identifier"
    style="style information"
    title="text"
>

Key:
‡ = Required attribute
** = Transitional only

Explanation of attributes

class: used to state which class(es) the element belongs to. It is possible to indicate more than one class for an element by separating each class name with a space character. This attribute is normally used in combination with a stylesheet in order to associate the elements with particular styles defined within the stylesheet.

clear**: used to insert vertical space to ensure the positioning of text with respect to images. The value "left" ensures that text can flow into the next available full left margin, whereas the value "right" ensures that text flows into the next available right margin. The "all" value ensures that the text begins where it can flow into both margins. Deprecated in favor of stylesheets.

id: used to specify a unique alphanumeric identifier to the element. This is usually used in combination with stylesheets in order to apply a style to one particular instance of an element. Only one element, regardless of type, can be given a particular id.

style: used to specify an inline style to apply to the element. The styles defined here override the styles declared in the header section.

title: used to define an advisory text that may be displayed as a tooltip when a mouse is used to hover over the element.

Event handlers

No event handlers are defined for this element.

Basic example

This is on one line,<br>
and this is on another.

The above code will display something like:

This is on one line,
and this is on another.

Compatibility

Description: Support of line break and attributes in various browsers
Test Internet Explorer 6+ Netscape 4 Mozilla and Netscape 6+ Opera 6+ MSN TV (WebTV) Konqeuror 3.0+
Basic element support  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Attribute: class  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Attribute: clear  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Attribute: id  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Attribute: style  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Attribute: title  No  No  No  No  No  No 

Key:
The browser icons are explained in the below list:
Internet Explorer 6+ = Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
Netscape 4 = Netscape Communicator 4
Mozilla and Netscape 6+ = Mozilla and Netscape Navigator 6+
Opera 7+ = Opera 7+
MSN TV (WebTV) = MSN TV (aka. WebTV)
Konqeuror 3.0+ = Konqueror 3.0+