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HTML <footer> Tag


Example

A footer section in a document:

<footer>
  <p > Author: Hege Refsnes</p>
  <p><a href="mailto:hege@example.com">hege@example.com </a > </p>
</footer >

Definition and Usage

The <footer> tag defines a footer for a document or section.

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.


Tips and Notes

Tip: Contact information inside a <footer> element should go inside an <address> tag.


Browser Support

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

Element
<footer> 5.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


More Examples

Example

Use CSS to style <footer>:

<html>
<head >
<style>
footer {
  text-align: center;
  padding : 3px;
  background-color : DarkSalmon;
  color: white ;
}
</style >
</head>
<body >

<footer >
  <p>Author: Hege Refsnes<br >
  <a href="mailto:hege@example.com">hege@example.com </a></p >
</footer>

</body >
</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;
}