HTML <footer> Tag


A footer section in a document:

  <p>Posted by: Hege Refsnes</p>
  <p>Contact information: <a href=""></a>.</p>
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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> element typically contains:

  • authorship information
  • copyright information
  • contact information
  • sitemap
  • back to top links
  • related documents

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

Browser Support

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

<footer> 6.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

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.

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Footer Object

Default CSS Settings

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

footer {
  display: block;