Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

A body may refer to any of the following:


1. In HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), body is used to describe the body (main content) or body text of a web page. See our <body> tag definition for further information.

2. In CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), body is used to select the body tag in an HTML document. In the CSS code, it is referred to as the "body selector." For example, to give the body a grey background color, the following CSS code could be used.

<style type="text/css">
 body {

With HTML5, you no longer need the type="type/css" attribute.

3. In an e-mail, the body is the main portion of an e-mail containing the message.

4. A body may be used to describe the chassis of a computer.

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