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HTML <figcaption> Tag


Example

Use a <figure> element to mark up a photo in a document, and a <figcaption> element to define a caption for the photo:

<figure>
  <img src="pic_trulli.jpg" alt="Trulli" style="width:100%">
  <figcaption>Fig.1 - Trulli, Puglia, Italy.</figcaption>
</figure>
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Definition and Usage

The <figcaption> tag defines a caption for a <figure> element.

The <figcaption> element can be placed as the first or last child of the <figure> element.


Browser Support

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

Element
<figcaption> 8.0 9.0 4.0 5.1 11.0

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



More Examples

Example

Use CSS to style <figure> and <figcaption>:

<html>
<head>
<style>
figure {
  border: 1px #cccccc solid;
  padding: 4px;
  margin: auto;
}

figcaption {
  background-color: black;
  color: white;
  font-style: italic;
  padding: 2px;
  text-align: center;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<figure>
  <img src="pic_trulli.jpg" alt="Trulli" style="width:100%">
  <figcaption>Fig.1 - Trulli, Puglia, Italy</figcaption>
</figure>

</body>
</html>
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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Figcaption Object


Default CSS Settings

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

figcaption {
  display: block;
}