HTML <nav> tag

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

HTML nav tagWhen writing in HTML, the <nav> tag is a block element used to designate a block of major navigational links. It is useful for connecting users to the main sections of a website, or for navigation within a page. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Note: Browsers can use this element to determine whether or not to render navigational content for disabled users.

Example of <nav> code

<a href="">Help</a> |
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<a href="">Forums</a> |
<a href="">Contact</a>

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 <nav> tag does not have any unique attributes, it does utilize all of the standard attributes.


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