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HTML <figure> Tag


Example

Use a <figure> element to mark up a photo in a document:

<figure>
  <img src="img_pulpit.jpg" alt="The Pulpit Rock" width="304" height="228">
</figure>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <figure> tag is supported in Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <figure> tag.


Definition and Usage

The <figure> tag specifies self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams, photos, code listings, etc.

While the content of the <figure> element is related to the main flow, its position is independent of the main flow, and if removed it should not affect the flow of the document.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <figure> tag is new in HTML5.


Tips and Notes

Tip: The <figcaption> element is used to add a caption for the <figure> element.


Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



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