The <i> element is typically used to apply italic highlighting to the content of the element. This element is part of the highlighting domain. Use this element only when a more semantically appropriate element is not available. For example, for specific items such as citations, use the <cite> element.

Note: Style sheets can be used to format the <i> element differently, just like any other element can be restyled. Thus, it is not the case that content in <i> elements will necessarily be italicized.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


+ topic/ph hi-d/i


<p>Unplug the unit <i>before</i> placing the metal screwdriver
against the terminal screw.</p>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.