The HTML <legend> Element (or HTML Legend Field Element) represents a caption for the content of its parent <fieldset>.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

See <form> for examples on <legend>.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<legend>' in that specification.
Living Standard Definition of the legend element
WHATWG 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

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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