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The HTML <data> Element links a given content with a machine-readable translation. If the content is time- or date-related, the <time> must be used.


This element includes the global attributes.

This attribute specifies the machine-readable translation of the content of the element.


The following example displays product names but also associates each name with its UPC code.

<p>New Products</p>
 <li><data value="3967381398">Mini Ketchup</data></li>
 <li><data value="3967381399">Jumbo Ketchup</data></li>
 <li><data value="3967381400">Mega Jumbo Ketchup</data></li>


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<data>' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Recommendation
The definition of '<data>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support 22.0 (22.0) bug 839371 No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support

See also