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<footer>

The <footer> represents a footer for its nearest sectioning content or sectioning root element. A footer typically contains information about the author of the section, copyright data or links to related documents.

Content categories Flow content, palpable content.
Permitted content Flow content, but with no <footer> or <header> descendants.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts flow content. Note that a <footer> element must not be a descendant of an <address>, <header> or another <footer> element.
Implicit ARIA role contentinfo, or no corresponding role if a descendant of an article, aside, main, nav or section element, or an element with role=article, complementary, main, navigation or region
Permitted ARIA roles group, presentation or none
DOM interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Usage notes

  • Enclose information about the author in an <address> element that can be included into the <footer> element.
  • The <footer> element is not sectioning content and therefore doesn't introduce a new section in the outline.

Examples

<footer>
  Some copyright info or perhaps some author
  info for an &lt;article&gt;?
</footer> 

Accessibility concerns

Prior to the release of Safari 13, the contentinfo landmark role was not properly exposed by VoiceOver. If needing to support legacy Safari browsers, add role="contentinfo" to the footer element to ensure the landmark will be properly exposed.

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
footer 5 12 4 9 11.1 5
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
footer Yes Yes 4 11.1 4.2 Yes

See also

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