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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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<i>—Making Text Italic

Like the <b> element, the <i> element offers some rudimentary text formatting—in this case, creating italic text. The <i> element is supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset, and XHTML 1.1. Here are its attributes:

  • class— Gives the style class of the element. (XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset, XHTML 1.1.)

  • dir— Sets the direction of text that doesn't have an inherent direction in which you should read it, called directionally neutral text. You can set this attribute to LTR, for left-to-right text, or RTL, for right-to-left text. (XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset, XHTML 1.1.)

  • id— Refers to the element; set this attribute to a unique identifier. ...

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