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HTML HTML Basics Images, Text and Links Text Level Elements Challenge

whats wrong with my italics????

Why doesn't <i></i> work here??

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html>
  <head>
    <title>HTML Text</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p>Mike's favorite course is<i>HTML Basics</i></p>
    <p>
      <strong>Mike T. Frog <br></strong>
      100 Lilypad Way <br>
      Portland, OR 97227 <br>
    </p>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Hi,

If you look at the documentation for the <i> and <em> elements, you will see that they have different use cases, despite producing the same visual results by default. The challenge is failing because it is looking for use of the <em> element for semantic purposes

<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html>
  <head>
    <title>HTML Text</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p>Mike's favorite course is <em>HTML Basics</em></p>
    <p>
      <strong>Mike T. Frog</strong><br>
      100 Lilypad Way<br>
      Portland, OR 97227
    </p>
  </body>
</html>

Hope this helps

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,443 Points

In practice, your use of the "i" tag would also display in italics. But here the challenge wants you to use the tag that was introduced in the video for this purpose.

The element used in the video " to add emphasis" is the "<em>" element.

You may also need to restore the space between "is" and "HTML".