HTML <i> id Attribute

The id attribute on an <i> tag assigns an identifier to the idiomatic text element. The identifier must be unique across the page.

Example

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An id attribute on an <i> tag.

Van Gogh and Gauguin visited Montpellier in December 1888.

<article>
 <p>
  Van Gogh and Gauguin visited 
  <i id="cityname">Montpellier</i> in December 1888.
 </p>
</article>

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <i> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

The id allows programmatic access to the <i> element.

Tip:  id is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


Syntax

<i id="identifier" />

Values

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Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([article-Zarticle-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

A <i> tag with a unique id.
Clicking the button will display the italic text.

Van Gogh and Gauguin visited Montpellier in December 1888.


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

<br/>
<button onclick="show();">Show text</button>

<script>
  let show = () => {
    let i = document.getElementById("myi");
    alert("Text = " + i.innerHTML);
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier for the <i> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <i> using the id.

Finally, the content of the <i> element is displayed in an alert box.


Browser support

Here is when id 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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