HTML <figcaption> Tag

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Definition

The <figcaption> tag is a child of the <figure> element. It is used to attach a caption to the content within the <figure> element, which may be a piece of code, a photo or image, a video, or even a poem.

Example

<figure>
  <img
    width="400"
    height="225"
    src="https://res.cloudinary.com/thewebmaster/image/upload/image/moon-earth.png"
    alt="Moon and Earth"
  />
  <figcaption>The Moon and Earth in Space</figcaption>
</figure>

Usage

  • The <figcaption> element must be a descendant of a <figure> element, and be either the first or last child.
  • There should only be one <figcaption> element.
  • Both the opening and closing tag must be used.
  • The <figcaption> element should contain a caption or legend for the rest of the contents in the parent <figure> element.
  • For further examples, see the <figure> element reference article.

Attributes

The <figcaption> element only supports the Global Attributes.

Specification

Browser Support

Desktop

ChromeEdgeFirefoxIEOperaSafari
YesYesYesYesYesYes

Mobile

Android WebviewChrome AndroidFirefox AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
YesYesYesYesYesYes