Relative Text Formatting
Learn how relative and absolute text formatting tags differ and apply both types of formatting to a text example.

Absolute formatting tags indicate the formatting the browser is to use, e.g., <B>Bold</B>. Relative formatting tags indicate the function of the text, and leave the formatting up to the Web browse and/or to the end user. Below are relative formatting tags.

Adds emphasis to text.
Adds stronger emphasis.
<BIG>Big Font</BIG>
The big font emphasis.
<SMALL>Small Font</SMALL>
The small font emphasis.
<STRIKE>Strike-through</STRIKE> or <S>Strike-through</S>
The strike-through, not supported on all systems. If it's supported, there will be a line through this text.
Used for a large block of quoted text. Indents the text.
<PRE>Preformatted text</PRE>
Preformatted text preserves the original formatting, including carriage returns and tabs, e.g.,
    9 carrots        8 bananas
    6 apples         5 pears
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