HTML <article> Tag


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Definition and Usage

The <article> tag specifies independent, self-contained content.

An article should make sense on its own and it should be possible to distribute it independently from the rest of the site.

Potential sources for the <article> element:

  • Forum post
  • Blog post
  • News story
  • Comment

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

<article> 6.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <article> tag is new in HTML5.

Global Attributes

The <article> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <article> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Article Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <article> element with the following default values:

article {
    display: block;

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