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Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

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Highlight text with HTML

Hello Everyone
Today, we'll be discussing about how we can highlight text using html only. You can check it out this video for reference.

The <mark> HTML element represents text which is marked or highlighted for reference or notation purposes, due to the marked passage's relevance or importance in the enclosing context.

Let's consider a example

<body>
  <p><mark>Important</mark> things to notice</p>
</body>
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The default highlight color is Yellow but we can change it by using CSS.

mark{
  background-color:magenta;
}
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Note:
The <mark> tags can be useful but only for content that you control. If you want to let users make their own highlights, using <mark> can potentially break the markup.

Do you know about these html tags <sub> and <sup>. For this check the following video.

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Goran Spasojevic

The <mark> tags can be useful but only for content that you control. If you want to let users make their own highlights, using <mark> can potentially break the markup.

Consider the following markup:

<p>
  The <em>lazy dog</em> jumped <b>over the sleeping fox</b>.
</p>
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How would you highlight:

"dog jumped over"

You would need three separate <mark> elements to wrap the content. And to change or remove that highlight would require some heavy lifting to preserve the structure of the markup.

While the <mark> tag can be useful - it is very limited for any interactive UIs.

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