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HTML <footer> Tag


Example

A footer section in a document:

<footer>
  <p>Posted by: Hege Refsnes</p>
  <p>Contact information: <a href="mailto:someone@example.com">
  someone@example.com</a>.</p>
</footer>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

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


Definition and Usage

The <footer> tag defines a footer for a document or section.

A <footer> element should contain information about its containing element.

A footer typically contains the author of the document, copyright information, links to terms of use, contact information, etc.

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


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <footer> tag is new in HTML5.


Tips and Notes

Tip: Contact information inside a <footer> element should go inside an <address> tag.


Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



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