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HTML <header> Tag


Example

A header for an <article>:

<article>
  <header>
    <h1>Most important heading here</h1>
    <h3>Less important heading here</h3>
    <p>Some additional information here</p>
  </header>
  <p>Lorem Ipsum dolor set amet....</p>
</article>

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Definition and Usage

The <header> element represents a container for introductory content or a set of navigational links.

A <header> element typically contains:

  • one or more heading elements (<h1> - <h6> and <hgroup>)
  • logo or icon
  • authorship information

You can have several <header> elements in one document.

Note: A <header> tag cannot be placed within a <footer>, <address> or another <header> element.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

Element
<header> 6.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <header> tag is new in HTML5.


Global Attributes

The <header> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <header> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Header Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <header> element with the following default values:

header {
    display: block;
}



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