<figcaption>: The Figure Caption element

The <figcaption> HTML element represents a caption or legend describing the rest of the contents of its parent <figure> element, providing the <figure> an accessible description.

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This element only includes the global attributes.


Please see the <figure> page for examples on <figcaption>.

Technical summary

Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents A <figure> element; the <figcaption> element must be its first or last child.
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles group, none, presentation
DOM interface HTMLElement


HTML Standard
# the-figcaption-element

Browser compatibility

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See also