<aside>

The HTML <aside> Element represents a section of a page that consists of content that is tangentially related to the content around it, which could be considered separate from that content. Such sections are often represented as sidebars or as inserts. They often contain side explanations, like a glossary definition; more loosely related stuff, like advertisements; the biography of the author; or in web-applications, profile information or related blog links.

Usage notes:

  • Do not use the <aside> element to tag parenthesized text, as this kind of text is considered part of the main flow.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

<article>
  <p>
    The Disney movie <em>The Little Mermaid</em> was
    first released to theatres in 1989.
  </p>
  <aside>
    The movie earned $87 million during its initial release.
  </aside>
  <p>
    More info about the movie...
  </p>
</article>

 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate 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 5.0 (iOS 4.2)

See also

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