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HTML <header> Tag


Example

A header for an <article>:

<article>
  <header >
    <h1>A heading here</h1 >
    <p>Posted by John Doe </p>
    <p > Some additional information here</p >
  </header>
  <p>Lorem Ipsum dolor set amet....</p >
</article>

Definition and Usage

The <header> element represents a container for introductory content or a set of navigational links.

A <header> element typically contains:

  • one or more heading elements (<h1> - <h6>)
  • logo or icon
  • authorship information

Note: You can have several <header> elements in one HTML document. However, <header> cannot be placed within a <footer>, <address> or another <header> element.


Browser Support

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

Element
<header> 5.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


More Examples

Example

A page header:

<header>
  <h1 > Main page heading here</h1>
  <p>Posted by John Doe</p >
</header>

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Header Object


Default CSS Settings

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

header {
  display: block;
}