HTML 5 <footer> Tag

The HTML <footer> tag is used for defining the footer of an HTML document or section.

Footers usually contain information such as the author of the document, copyright information, links to terms of use, privacy policy, etc.

Contact information within a <footer> tag should be marked up using the <address> tag

Although footers are typically located at the bottom of a document, this is not required (although it cannot be placed within a <header> or another <footer> element, and it cannot contain a <header> element).

A document/section can have more than one footer.

The <footer> tag was introduced in HTML 5.



HTML tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to a tag to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave. Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double quotes. Here's an example, style="color:black;".

There are 3 kinds of attributes that you can add to your HTML tags: Element-specific, global, and event handler content attributes.

The attributes that you can add to this tag are listed below.

Element-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to this tag/element.


Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML 5 tags.

For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 global attributes.

Event Handler Content Attributes

Event handler content attributes enable you to invoke a script from within your HTML. The script is invoked when a certain "event" occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event.

Here are the standard HTML 5 event handler content attributes.

For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 event handler content attributes.