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How many HTML tags are there in HTML[Answered]

I researched and counted all the HTML tags, so you don’t have to count them yourself. Screenshot of htmlreference.io showing total number of HTML tags

Screenshot of htmlreference.io


Recently, I have been wondering how many HTML tags exist. I searched online, like you but I could not find an exact answer. I wrote this article as a final answer to that question.

For purpose of this report, a html tag can be self-closing single tag <tag> or a pair of HTML tags <tag></tag>.

My approach: Check 5 HTML reference websites.

For my source, I chose 5 websites that are mostly used as references for developers. These are: HTML.com, Yourhtmlsource.com, Mozilla Developer Network(MDN), HtmlReference.io, and W3schools.com.

Total Number of HTML tags

Reference Website Total number of HTML tags
Mozilla Developer Network(MDN) 142
HTML.com 132
W3schools.com 119
Eastmanreference.com 115
Htmlreference.io 113
Yourhtmlsource.com 69

Current usable HTML tags

These HTML tags are part of the current version of HTML(HTML5).

Reference Website Total number Supported HTML tags
Mozilla Developer Network(MDN) 111
Htmlreference.io 113
W3schools.com 107

Depracated HTML tags

These are HTML tags that are not supported by the HTML standards. They used to be there but some times ago but they were removed from the current version of HTML- HTML5.

Reference Website Total number Unsupported HTML tags
Mozilla Developer Network(MDN) 31
html.com 19
W3schools.com 12

Since you already know what HTML tags are, you can go ahead and create your first webpage using HTML.