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The HTML <figcaption> element represents a caption or a legend associated with a figure or an illustration described by the rest of the data of the <figure> element which is its immediate ancestor which means <figcaption> can be the first or last element inside a <figure> block. Also, the HTML Figcaption Element is optional; if not provided, then the parent figure element will have no caption.

Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent elements A <figure> element; the <figcaption> element must be its first or last child.
DOM interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<figcaption>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<figcaption>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 8 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.10 5.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 5.1 (iOS 5.0)

See also

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