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em - Emphasis

Syntax <em>...</em>
Attribute Specifications
Contents Inline elements
Contained in Inline elements, block-level elements

The em element gives emphasis to its contents. Visual browsers typically render em as italic text, but authors can suggest a rendering using style sheets. Since em is a structural element, it carries meaning, making it preferable to font style elements such as i when emphasis is the intended meaning.

For strong emphasis, use the strong element.

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