HTML div and span

Introduction to html div and span elements and their differences.

  1. Commonalities
    • Neither of div and span has semantic value (styling effect) by default;
    • They exist to allow users to apply styling to its content;
    • Div can be made as span with style=”display:inline;”;
    • Span can be made as div with style=”display:block;”.
  2. Differences
    • Div is a block-level element often used as a container for other html elements;
    • Div will have a line break both before and after it;
    • Span is an inline element often used as a container for some text;
    • Span do not have line break either before or after it.


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