The HTML5 <br> tag is an element which inserts a single line break. The HTML5 <br> tag is important because it adds a carriage return which is similar to hitting the Enter key on your keyboard to go to the next line.
The HTML5 <br> tag is an empty tag which means it does not need a close or end tag to specify the stop of the function. There are no known differences between the HTML4.01 and HTML5 functionality of this element.
Here is an exampleof the HTML5 <br> tag:
This is the first line<br> The next line appears here
The HTML5 <br> tag is supported in all major browsers such as , Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, and Safari.
The HTML5 <br> tag is capable of wrking along with the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes in HTML5.