The <legend> HTML 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


This element only includes the global attributes.


See <form> for examples on <legend>.


HTML Standard (HTML)
# the-legend-element

Browser compatibility

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See also