The <span> tag is created by percent % signs between whitespaces. It is used to group inline-elements in a document.

Textile example: Spans

My mother has %{color:green;}green% eyes.

Textile input (editable)

Browser output

HTML output

More about: Spans

1. HTML class and id attributes…

(class) or (#id) or (class#id)

…can also be used on spans.

Further reading: Spans

  1. MDN: The HTML <span> element

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