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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 Header Element (<header>) represents a group of introductory or navigational aids. It may contain some heading elements but also other elements like a logo, wrapped section's header, a search form, and so on.

Usage note:

  • The <header> 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 <header> or <footer> descendant
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 <header> element must not be a descendant of an <address> , <footer> or another <header> element.

Normative document HTML5, section 4.4.8

Attributes

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

DOM Interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Examples

<header>
  A logo perhaps?
</header>

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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