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h5 - Level-five Heading

Syntax <h5>...</h5>
Attribute Specifications
  • align=[ "left" | "center" | "right" | "justify" ] (horizontal alignment)
  • common attributes
Contents Inline elements
Contained in applet, blockquote, body, button, center, del, dd, div, fieldset, form, iframe, ins, li, map, noframes, noscript, object, td, th

The h5 element defines a level-five heading. This heading is more important than an h6 but less important than an h4.

The deprecated align attribute suggests the horizontal alignment for the heading on visual browsers. Possible values are left, right, center, and justify. Style sheets provide greater flexibility in suggesting alignment.

Visual browsers typically render h5 in a small, bold font. Authors can suggest a presentation for h5 through style sheets. The following CSS ruleset suggests a presentation for all h5 elements:

h5 {
  margin-left: 6%;
  margin-right: 6%;
  font-size: 110%;
  font-weight: bold

Authors should not choose a heading level based on the font size commonly used by visual browsers. The heading level should be chosen based on the heading's importance and placement in the document. An h5 is typically used within a section headed by an h4.

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