The itemid global attribute is the unique, global identifier of an item. An itemid attribute can only be specified for an element that has both itemscope and itemtype attributes. Also, itemid can only be specified on elements that possess an itemscope attribute whose corresponding itemtype refers to or defines a vocabulary that supports global identifiers.

The exact meaning of an itemtype's global identifier is provided by the definition of that identifier within the specified vocabulary. The vocabulary defines whether several items with the same global identifier can coexist and, if so, how items with the same identifier are handled.

Note: The Whatwg.org definition specifies that an itemid must be a URL.  However, the following example correctly illustrates that a URN may also be used. This inconsistency may reflect the incomplete nature of the Microdata specification.

Example

HTML

<dl itemscope
    itemtype="http://vocab.example.net/book"
    itemid="urn:isbn:0-330-34032-8">
<dt>Title <dd itemprop="title">The Reality Dysfunction
<dt>Author <dd itemprop="author">Peter F. Hamilton
<dt>Publication date
<dd><time itemprop="pubdate" datetime="1996-01-26">26 January 1996</time> </dl>

Structured data

itemscope itemtype: itemid
http://vocab.example.net/book: urn:isbn:0-330-34032-8
itemprop title The Reality Dysfunction
itemprop author
Peter F. Hamilton
itemprop pubdate 1996-01-26

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Microdata
The definition of 'itemid' in that specification.
Working Draft  
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'itemid' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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