<legend>

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

Content categories None.
Permitted content Phrasing content and headings (h1–h6 elements).
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents A <fieldset> whose first child is this <legend> element
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
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
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

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also