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How Many HTML Elements Can You Name in 5 Minutes?

By Ben Nadel on
Tags: HTML / CSS

I just got this fun little link off of Michael Porter's ColdFusion and Flex Blog. I was able to name 56 HTML elements, but more shockingly, I couldn't remember 35 elements! Of the 35 that I couldn't name, I don't even know what some of them are; I guess it's time to hit the books again. You should check it out, it's a fun game.


 
 
 

 
JustSayHi.com - I Just Named 56 HTML Elements  
 
 
 

Note: During the game, I had to google the spelling of "acronym" cause I cannot spell to save my life :)



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Haha. That's cool. I only got 41 elements. A couple I missed that I know I use, but the rest I just never use. Fun link!

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I only managed 29... I forgot a lot of the simple ones (form related) that I use daily. But it also amazed me some of the ones that were in there that I had never seen!

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[a id="mingle2_badge" href="http://www.justsayhi.com/bb/html_quiz" style="display: block; background:url(http://assets.justsayhi.com/badges/24/645/html_elements.whuzkxs0qd.jpg) no-repeat top left; height: 147px; width: 335px; text-decoration: none; color: #fff;"><strong id="mingle2_badge_score" style="display: block; padding-left: 125px; padding-top: 44px; font-weight: normal; font-family: Times New Roman, Arial; font-size: 45px;">61</a]

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It's a hard test because I think I never really think of the tag set as a whole. When I think of "tags" I really only think of content tags like P, SPAN, DIV, etc. It was only in the last minute (after sitting there for 2 minutes) that I remember all the HEAD and FORM related elements.

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Strange - I remembered almost all the hard/obscure ones, but forgot:

br

and everything related to tables: table, tr, td, thead, th....

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html 4.0, there are so many that I simply never use, thena gain I missed a few that I use all the time! It was only in the last 30 seconds that I even entered IMG!! HA. Funny also how many I entered that I don't use due to xhtml / css usage also.

46 elements remain

Named so far:

A, ABBR, ACRONYM, B, BODY, BR, COL, COLGROUP, DIV, EM, FIELDSET, FONT, FORM, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, HEAD, HR, HTML, I, IMG, INPUT, LEGEND, LI, LINK, MAP, META, OBJECT, OL, P, S, SCRIPT, SELECT, SPAN, STRONG, TABLE, TD, TEXTAREA, TH, TITLE, TR, UL,
You forgot:

ADDRESS, APPLET, AREA, BASE, BASEFONT, BDO, BIG, BLOCKQUOTE, BUTTON, CAPTION, CENTER, CITE, CODE, DD, DEL, DFN, DIR, DL, DT, FRAME, FRAMESET, IFRAME, INS, ISINDEX, KBD, LABEL, MENU, NOFRAMES, NOSCRIPT, OPTGROUP, OPTION, PARAM, PRE, Q, SAMP, SMALL, STRIKE, STYLE, SUB, SUP, TBODY, TFOOT, THEAD, TT, U, VAR,

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