footer

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 Footer Element (<footer>) represents a footer for its nearest sectioning content or sectioning root element (i.e, its nearest parent <article> , <aside> , <nav> , <section> , <blockquote> , <body> , <details> , <fieldset> , <figure> , <td> ). A footer typically contains information about the author of the section, copyright data or links to related documents.

Usage notes:

  • Enclose information about the author in an <address> element that can be included into the <footer> element.
  • The <footer> element is not sectioning content and therefore doesn't introduce a new section in the outline.

Usage context

Permitted content Flow content, but with no <footer> or <header> descendants.
Tag omission None, both the start tag and the end tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent elements

Any element that accepts flow content. Note that a <footer> element must not be a descendant of an <address> , <header> or another <footer> element.

Normative document HTML5, section 4.4.9

Attributes

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

DOM Interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Examples

<footer>
  Some copyright info or perhaps some author info for a <article>?
</footer>

Compatibility

  • Desktop
  • Mobile

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.10 4.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.2 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 5.0 (iOS 4.2)

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