<figcaption>: The Figure Caption element

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The HTML <figcaption> or Figure Caption element represents a caption or legend describing the rest of the contents of its parent <figure> element.

Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents A <figure> element; the <figcaption> element must be its first or last child.
Permitted ARIA roles group, presentation
DOM interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

Please see the <figure> page for examples on <figcaption>.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<figcaption>' in that specification.
Living Standard
HTML5
The definition of '<figcaption>' in that specification.
Recommendation

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
figcaptionChrome Full support 8Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 11Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 11Safari iOS Full support 5.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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