figcaption

Table of contents

  1. 1. Summary
    1. 1.1. Usage context
    2. 1.2. Attributes
    3. 1.3. DOM Interface
    4. 1.4. Examples
    5. 1.5. Compatibility
    6. 1.6. See also
Table of contents
  1. 1. Summary
    1. 1.1. Usage context
    2. 1.2. Attributes
    3. 1.3. DOM Interface
    4. 1.4. Examples
    5. 1.5. Compatibility
    6. 1.6. See also

Introduced in HTML 5

Summary

The HTML Figcaption Element (<figcaption>) represents a caption or a legend associated with a figure or an illustration described by the rest of the data of the <figure> element which is its immediate ancestor which means <figcaption> can be the first or last element inside a <figure> block. Also, the HTML Figcaption Element is optional; if not provided, then the parent figure element will have no caption.

Usage context

Permitted content Flow content
Tag omission None, both the start tag and the end tag are mandatory
Permitted parent elements A <figure> element
Normative document HTML5, section 4.5.12

Attributes

This element has no other attributes than the global attributes, common to all elements.

DOM Interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Examples

Please see the <figure> page for examples on <figcaption>.

Compatibility

  • Desktop
  • Mobile

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 8 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.10 5.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 5.1 (iOS 5.0)

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