HTML <figcaption> Tag


Use a <figure> element to mark up a photo in a document. The <figure> element also contains a caption:

  <img src="img_pulpit.jpg" alt="The Pulpit Rock" width="304" height="228">
  <figcaption>Fig1. - A view of the pulpit rock in Norway.</figcaption>

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Definition and Usage

The <figcaption> tag defines a caption for a <figure> element.

The <figcaption> element can be placed as the first or last child of the <figure> element.

Browser Support

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

<figcaption> 6.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <figcaption> tag is new in HTML5.

Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Figcaption Object

Default CSS Settings

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

figcaption {
    display: block;

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