The <data> links a given content with a machine-readable translation. If the content is time- or date-related, the <time> element must be used.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, palpable content.
Permitted content Phrasing content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content.
DOM interface HTMLDataElement


This element's attributes include the global attributes.

This attribute specifies the machine-readable translation of the content of the element.


The following example displays product names but also associates each name with a product number.

<p>New Products</p>
 <li><data value="398">Mini Ketchup</data></li>
 <li><data value="399">Jumbo Ketchup</data></li>
 <li><data value="400">Mega Jumbo Ketchup</data></li>


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<data>' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
The definition of '<data>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 62 Yes 22 No 49 No
Feature Android webview Chrome for Android Edge mobile Firefox for Android Opera Android iOS Safari Samsung Internet
Basic support 62 62 Yes 22 49 No ?

See also

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