HTML figure Tag

HTML <figure> Tag


Use a <figure> element to mark up a photo in a document:

  <img src="img_pulpit.jpg" alt="The Pulpit Rock" width="304" height="228">
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Definition and Usage

The <figure> tag specifies self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams, photos, code listings, etc.

While the content of the <figure> element is related to the main flow, its position is independent of the main flow, and if removed it should not affect the flow of the document.

Browser Support

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

<figure> 6.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <figure> tag is new in HTML5.

Tips and Notes

Tip: The <figcaption> element is used to add a caption for the <figure> element.

Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Figure Object

Default CSS Settings

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


figure {
    display: block;
    margin-top: 1em;
    margin-bottom: 1em;
    margin-left: 40px;
    margin-right: 40px;
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