<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.

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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


This element only includes the global attributes.


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


HTML Standard
# the-figcaption-element

Browser compatibility

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