HTML <Address> Tag

By Jonathan Griffin. Editor, SEO Consultant, & Developer.

· 2 min read

Definition

The <address> Tag is used to define a person or organization’s contact information. It can contain a wide range of contact information, such as a physical address, email, and phone.

Usage and Examples

  • The <address> element was initially intended to be used for a document’s author details. However, the latest HTML specification now permits its use for any address where “those addresses are in fact the relevant contact information”.

  • It can be used for any contact information, including (but not limited to):

    • Postal address
    • Website address
    • Email address
    • Phone number
    • Social media links
    • Geographical coordinates
    <address>
    Contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">Jonathan</a>.<br>
    Write to us at:<br>
    Webmaster House<br>
    Cambridgeshire<br>
    UK
    </address>
  • The default styling is italic.

    Contact Jonathan.
    Write to us at:
    Webmaster House
    Cambridgeshire
    UK

Attributes

The Address element only supports the Global Attributes.

Best Practices

  • It should only contain contact information. Do not include introductory sentences.
  • You should include the person or organization’s name for any contact information in the <address> element.
  • If you want to indicate the author of an article, you should include the <address> tag within <article> tags.

Specification

Browser Support

Desktop

ChromeEdgeFirefoxIEOperaSafari
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Mobile

Android WebviewChrome AndroidFirefox AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
YesYesYesYesYesYes