HTML <footer> tag

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML footer tagWhen writing in HTML, the <footer> tag is used to designate a footer for a web page or a section of content. The footer is often used to display information about a page's content such as authorship, Copyright information, etc. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example code

<p>This page was created by: Mr. Hope</p>
<p>Contact information: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">
[email protected]</a>.</p>

Example result


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. While the <footer> tag does not have any unique attributes, it does utilize all of the standard attributes.


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