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The HTML <data> element links a given content with a machine-readable translation. If the content is time- or date-related, the <time> element must be used.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, palpable content.
Permitted content Phrasing content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content.
DOM interface HTMLDataElement

Attributes

This element's attributes include the global attributes.

value
This attribute specifies the machine-readable translation of the content of the element.

Example

The following example displays product names but also associates each name with a product number.

<p>New Products</p>
<ul>
 <li><data value="398">Mini Ketchup</data></li>
 <li><data value="399">Jumbo Ketchup</data></li>
 <li><data value="400">Mega Jumbo Ketchup</data></li>
</ul>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<data>' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of '<data>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support62 (Yes)22 No49 No
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support No No (Yes)22 No No No

See also

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