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<header>

Introduced in HTML5

Summary

The HTML <header> Element represents a group of introductory or navigational aids. It may contain some heading elements but also other elements like a logo, wrapped section's header, a search form, and so on.

Usage note:

  • The <header> element is not sectioning content and therefore doesn't introduce a new section in the outline.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

<header>
  a logo
</header> 

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.10 4.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.2 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 5.0

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