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HTML <figcaption> Tag


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

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

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.

<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


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

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

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

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

</html >

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;