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address


Summary

The address element (<address>) encloses contact information of the owner or the author of the document or the article.


Overview Table

DOM Interface
HTMLElement
  • The address element must not be used to represent arbitrary addresses, unless those addresses are in fact the relevant contact information.
  • The address element must not contain information other than contact information.
  • Typically, the address element would be included along with other information in a footer element.

Examples

A page at the W3C Web site might include the following contact information

<address>
    <p><a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/contact-mit">MIT</a></p>
</address>


Example of information that would be incorrect if placed inside an address element

<div>Last Modified: 1999/12/24 23:37:50</div>


Notes

Webkit (Safari, old Android and similar) and Trident (Internet Explorer) user agent default style -

address {
    display:block;
    font-style: italic;
}

Gecko (Firefox) user agent default style -

address, address[dir]{
         unicode-bidi: -moz-isolate;
         display:block;
         font-style:italic;
}

Standards information


HTML information

Closing Tag required
CSS Display block

Related specifications

HTML 5.1
W3C Working Draft
HTML 5
W3C Recommendation
HTML 4.01
W3C Recommendation

Attributions