HTML <i> class Attribute

The class attribute on an <i> tag assigns one or more classnames to the idiomatic text element. Classes are used to style elements. Classnames are defined in a stylesheet or in a local <style> element.

Example

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A class attribute styling an <i> element.

Van Gogh and Gauguin visited Montpellier in December 1888.

<style>
  .i-underline { text-decoration: underline; }
</style>

<article>
  <p>
    Van Gogh and Gauguin visited 
    <i class="i-underline">Montpellier</i> in December 1888.
  </p>
</article>

Using class

The class attribute assigns one or more CSS class names to the <i> tag.

Classes are mostly used for styling.

JavaScript can use class names for fast access to one or more elements.


Syntax

<i class="classnames">

Values

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Value Description
classnames One or more space-separated class names.

More Examples

A class attribute styling an <i> element.
Clicking the button toggles a classname that changes the background color.

Van Gogh and Gauguin visited Montpellier in December 1888.


<style>
  .i-underline { text-decoration: underline; }
  .lavender-bg { background-color:lavender; }
</style>

<article>
  <p>
    Van Gogh and Gauguin visited 
    <i id="myi" class="i-underline">Montpellier</i> 
    in December 1888.
  </p>
</article>

<br/>
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle class</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myi");
    element.classList.toggle("lavender-bg");
  }
</script>

Code explanation

Three CSS classes are defined in the <style> element.

The class attribute in <i> assigns the two of those.

Repeatedly clicking the button toggles another class, changing the <i> underline.


Browser support

Here is when class support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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