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    Introduced in HTML5


    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.


    This element only includes the global attributes.


      a logo


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

    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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    Last updated by: jwhitlock,