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HTML <figure> Tag


Use a <figure> element to mark up a photo in a document, and a <figcaption> element to define a caption for the photo:

  <img src="pic_trulli.jpg" alt="Trulli" style="width:100%">
  <figcaption>Fig.1 - Trulli, Puglia, Italy.</figcaption>
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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.

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

Browser Support

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

<figure> 8.0 9.0 4.0 5.1 11.0

Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

More Examples


Use CSS to style <figure> and <figcaption>:

figure {
  border: 1px #cccccc solid;
  padding: 4px;
  margin: auto;

figcaption {
  background-color: black;
  color: white;
  font-style: italic;
  padding: 2px;
  text-align: center;

  <img src="pic_trulli.jpg" alt="Trulli" style="width:100%">
  <figcaption>Fig.1 - Trulli, Puglia, Italy</figcaption>

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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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