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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.

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.
Permitted ARIA roles group, presentation
DOM interface HTMLElement


This element only includes the global attributes.


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


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support8 Yes49115.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes49115.1

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