HTML <address> Tag

The <address> tag is used to provide contact information about the owner of sites or the author of the article. It can include address, phone, email, link to the site, etc.

Syntax

The <address> tag comes in pairs, which means that its content is written between the opening (<address>) and the closing (</address>) tags.

Most browsers add a line break before the element and after it, and the information in the tag is displayed in italic.

If the <address> tag is placed inside the element, the contact information it contains refers to the entire document as a whole. To specify the contact information of the author of the article, you must place the <address> tag inside the <article> element.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <address>
      Author: W3docs team<br />
      <a href="mailto:info@w3docs.com">Contact Author</a>
    </address>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Do not use the <address> tag to provide an email address, unless it is part of the author information.

The <address> tag is included together with other information in the <footer> element.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <style>
      .header {
        height: 40px;
        padding: 20px 20px 0;
        background: #e1e1e1;
      }
      .main-content {
        height: 60vh;
        padding: 20px;
      }
      footer {
        padding: 10px 20px;
        background: #666666;
        color: white;
      }
      a {
        color: #00aaff;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="header">Header / Menu</div>
    <div class="main-content">
      <h1>Main content</h1>
      <p>This is some paragraph. </p>
    </div>
    <footer style="display:flex; justify-content:space-between; align-items:flex-end;">
      <p style="margin:0;">Company © W3docs. All rights reserved.</p>
      <address>
        3rd street, app 43<br />
        New York, USA        
      </address>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

The <address> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support