<address>

Summary

The HTML <address> Element may be used by authors to supply contact information for its nearest <article> or <body> ancestor; in the latter case, it applies to the whole document.

Usage note:

  • To represent an arbitrary address, one that is not related to the contact information, use a <p> element rather than the <address> element.
  • This element should not contain more information than the contact information, like a publication date (which belongs in a <time> element).
  • Typically an <address> element can be placed inside the <footer> element of the current section, if any.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Example

  <address>
    You can contact author at <a href="http://www.somedomain.com/contact">www.somedomain.com</a>.<br>
    If you see any bugs, please <a href="mailto:webmaster@somedomain.com">contact webmaster</a>.<br>
    You may also want to visit us:<br>
    Mozilla Foundation<br>
    1981 Landings Drive<br>
    Building K<br>
    Mountain View, CA 94043-0801<br>
    USA
  </address>

Above HTML will output:

Image:HTML-address.png

Although the address element renders text with the same default styling as the <i> or <em> elements, it is more appropriate to use when dealing with contact information, as it conveys additional semantic information.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 1.0 5.12 1.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mini Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

Attachments

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