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<data>

The <data> links a given piece of 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.
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles Any
DOM interface HTMLDataElement

Attributes

This element's attributes include the global attributes.

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

Examples

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

<p>New Products</p>
<ul>
 <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>
</ul>

Specifications

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

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
data 62 ≤18 22 No 49 10
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
data 62 62 22 46 10 8.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/data