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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) (Yes)1 No (Yes) (Yes)
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)1 No ? (Yes)

See also

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