Support less common HTML text formatting tags.

Please add support for less commonly used HTML text formatting tags. These tags are important for ensuring good accessibility of a website.

I would consider using a similar approach to the current UI used for selecting semantic tags for div blocks (dropdown in the settings panel), but this would instead apply to the text block element type.

The following tags are ones that I would consider supporting.

The full list can be found here:


<abbr> Defines an abbreviation or an acronym
<address> Defines contact information for the author/owner of a document/article
<bdi> Isolates a part of text that might be formatted in a different direction from other text outside it
<bdo> Overrides the current text direction
<blockquote> Defines a section that is quoted from another source
<cite> Defines the title of a work
<code> Defines a piece of computer code
<del> Defines text that has been deleted from a document
<dfn> Represents the defining instance of a term
<em> Defines emphasized text 
<ins> Defines a text that has been inserted into a document
<kbd> Defines keyboard input
<mark> Defines marked/highlighted text
<meter> Defines a scalar measurement within a known range (a gauge)
<pre> Defines preformatted text
<progress> Represents the progress of a task
<q> Defines a short quotation
<s> Defines text that is no longer correct
<samp> Defines sample output from a computer program
<strong> Defines important text
<sub> Defines subscripted text
<sup> Defines superscripted text
<time> Defines a date/time
<u> Defines text that should be stylistically different from normal text
<var> Defines a variable
<wbr> Defines a possible line-break
  • David Leger
  • May 30 2018
  • Reviewed
  • Guest commented
    6 Mar, 2023 01:08pm

    Yes please! There are clearly a couple of semantic holes in Webflow.

  • David Willy commented
    27 Jan, 2023 06:29am

    Its great Support less common HTML text formatting tags and to study

  • Admin
    Webflow Admin commented
    2 Jun, 2022 10:10pm
  • Øyvind Hermans commented
    14 Jun, 2021 08:58am

    Yes please :)

  • Lucy McA commented
    15 Oct, 2020 07:38pm

    For my client we need to be able to use the superscript function from within a Rich Text Field.

  • Hamish Maclean commented
    7 Apr, 2020 01:23am

    This is just the start, the select tag would enable no js dropdowns and the list goes on. Webflow needs to ramp up the developer customisation options so we are not locked into html and css from 5 years ago. Add css properties panel, add tag panel.

  • Admin
    Webflow Team commented
    30 Jul, 2018 04:38pm

    Thanks for bringing this up. Better accessibility options and features would help everyone.

    - Nelson, Customer Success Specialist

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