The HTML Navigation Element (<nav>) represents a section of a page that links to other pages or to parts within the page: a section with navigation links
The following example uses the nav element to indicate that a list contains site navigation links.
<nav> <h1>Site Navigation</h1> <ul> <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li> <li><a href="gallery.html">Photo</a></li> <li><a href="news.html">Updates</a></li> </ul> </nav>
Not all groups of links on a document need to be in a nav element, only sections that consist of major navigation blocks. In particular, it is common for footer elements to have a short list of links to various documents of a site, such as the terms of service, home, and copyright. The footer element alone is sufficient for such cases, and does not require a nav element.
Note Some devices and applications (such as screen readers) might use the nav element as a way to determine what content on the document to initially skip or provide on request.
|HTML5||W3C Working Draft|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari|
|Basic Support||5||4||9|| 11.10
|Feature||Android||BlackBerry||Chrome for mobile||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Opera Mini||Safari Mobile|
|Internet Explorer||9||The nav element is only supported for webpages displayed in IE9 Standards mode.|
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