Meaningful markup


Use clear organization, structure, and semantic elements in HTML markup. This improves assistive technologies’ ability to interpret content and convey it to the user properly.


Meaningful HTML markup helps keep the content of a page organized and clear. Writing meaningful markup encompasses following web development best practices such as using semantic HTML elements, organizing content hierarchically, and using text labels.

Meaningful markup has better compatibility across devices and can be more accurately interpreted by assistive technology.

View some meaningful markup examples from Indiana University.


Another term for meaningful markup is semantic markup.