HTML <u> id Attribute

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

Example

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An id attribute on a <u> tag.

This text is underlined.

<p>
  <u id="u-id">This text is underlined</u>.
</p>

Using id

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

The identifier must be unique across the page.

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

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


Syntax

<u id="identifier" />

Values

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

More Examples

A <u> element with a unique id.
Clicking the button displays the text in the <u> element.

This text is underlined.


<p>
  <u id="myu">This text is underlined</u>.
</p>
  
<br />
<button onclick="show();">Show underlined text</button>

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

Code explanation

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

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

Finally, the content of the <u> 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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