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Summary

The HTML Article Element (<article>) represents a self-contained composition in a document, page, application, or site, which is intended to be independently distributable or reusable, e.g., in syndication. This could be a forum post, a magazine or newspaper article, a blog entry, or any other independent item of content. Each <article> should be identified, typically by including a heading (h1-h6 element) as a child of the <article> element.

Usage notes:

  • When an <article> element is nested, the inner element represents an article related to the outer element. For example, the comments of a blog post can be <article> elements nested in the <article> representing the blog post.
  • Author information of an <article> element can be provided through the <address> element, but it doesn't apply to nested <article> elements.
  • The publication date and time of an <article> element can be described using the datetime attribute of a <time> element. Note that the pubdate attribute of <time> is no longer a part of the W3C HTML 5 standard.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

<article class="film_review">
  <header>
    <h2>Jurassic Park</h2>
  </header>
  <section class="main_review">
    <p>Dinos were great!</p>
  </section>
  <section class="user_reviews">
    <article class="user_review">
      <p>Way too scary for me.</p>
      <footer>
        <p>
          Posted on <time datetime="2015-05-16 19:00">May 16</time> by Lisa.
        </p>
      </footer>
    </article>
    <article class="user_review">
      <p>I agree, dinos are my favorite.</p>
      <footer>
        <p>
          Posted on <time datetime="2015-05-17 19:00">May 17</time> by Tom.
        </p>
      </footer>
    </article>
  </section>
  <footer>
    <p>
      Posted on <time datetime="2015-05-15 19:00">May 15</time> by Staff.
    </p>
  </footer>
</article>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<article>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5.1
The definition of '<article>' in that specification.
Working Draft  
HTML5
The definition of '<article>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.10 4.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.2 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 4.2

See also