HTML element page template

Remove before publishing

Title and slug

An HTML element page should have a title of "<" + NameOfTheElement + ">". For example, the ol element has a title of <ol>.

The Slug (the last segment at the end of the URL) should be filled in as NameOfTheElement, so ol's slug is ol.

Top macros

There are four macro calls at the top of the template by default. You should update or delete them according to the advice below:

  • {{draft()}} — this generates a Draft banner that indicates that the page is not yet complete, and should only be removed when the first draft of the page is completely finished. After it is ready to be published, you can remove this.
  • {{SeeCompatTable}} — this generates a This is an experimental technology banner that indicates the technology is experimental). If the technology you are documenting is not experimental, you can remove this. If it is experimental, and the technology is hidden behind a pref in Firefox, you should also fill in an entry for it in the Experimental features in Firefox page.
  • {{deprecated_header}} — this generates a Deprecated banner that indicates the technology is deprecated. If it isn't, then you can remove the macro call.
  • {{htmlref}} — this generates a suitable HTML sidebar, depending on what tags are included on the page.


In an HTML element subpage, you need to include the following tags (see the Tags section at the bottom of the editor UI): HTML, Reference, Element, the name of the Element (e.g. ol), HTML grouping content/HTML flow content as appropriate, Experimental (if the technology is experimental), and Deprecated (if it is deprecated).

Browser compatibility

To fill in the browser compat data, you first need to fill in an entry for the API into our Browser compat data repo — see our guide on how to do this. Note that for HTML elements, most of the work has already been done — you just need to check that an entry is available.

Once that is done, you can show the compat data for the method with a {{Compat()}} macro call.

This page is not complete.

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The summary paragraph — start by naming the element and saying what it does. This should ideally be 1 or 2 short sentences.

Content categories Fill in a list of the content categories the HTML element belongs to.
Permitted content What content is the element allowed to contain?
Tag omission Can the end tag be omitted, or must it be present? Must it be omitted?
Permitted parents What parent elements can the element be a child of? For example "Any element that accepts flow content."
Permitted ARIA roles Fill in a list of ARIA roles that can be set on the element, inside {{ARIARole("nameOfRole")}} macro calls. For example directory.
DOM interface What DOM interface represents the element in JavaScript? For example HTMLOListElement in the case of ol.


This element includes the global attributes.

Include description here of what the attribute does. Include one term and definition for each attribute. If the attribute is not experimental/deprecated, remove the relevant macro calls.


Fill in a simple example that nicely shows a typical usage of the element, then perhaps some more complex examples (see our guide on how to add code examples for more information).

my code block

And/or include a list of links to useful code samples that live elsewhere:

  • x
  • y
  • z


Accessibility concerns

Optionally, warn of any potential accessibility concerns that exist with using this element, and how to work around them. Remove this section if there are none to list.



Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'NameOfTheElement' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

No compatibility data found. Please contribute data for "" (depth: 1) to the MDN compatibility data repository.

See also

  • Include list of
  • other links related to
  • this Element that might
  • be useful

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: wbamberg, chrisdavidmills
Last updated by: wbamberg,