The HTML <legend> element represents a caption for the content of its parent <fieldset>.

Content categories None.
Permitted content Phrasing content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents A <fieldset> whose first child is this <legend> element
Permitted ARIA roles None
DOM interface HTMLLegendElement

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

See <form> for examples on <legend>.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<legend>' in that specification.
Living Standard Definition of the legend element
HTML Living Standard Living Standard Suggested default rendering of the fieldset and legend elements
HTML5
The definition of '<legend>' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<legend>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes16 Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 ? Yes Yes

See also

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