HTML <nav> Tag

The <nav> tag is a new element in HTML5. It is used to define a block of navigation links, either within the current document or to other documents. Examples of navigation blocks are menus, tables of contents, and indexes.

One HTML document may contain several <nav> tags, for example, one for site navigation and one for intra-page navigation.

Note that not all links in the HTML document can be placed inside the <nav> element; it can only include major navigation blocks. For example, the <nav> tag is not placed in the <footer> tag for defining links in the footer of the website.

The <nav>tag cannot be nested in the <address> element.

Syntax

The <nav> tag comes in pairs; the content is written between the opening (<nav>) and closing (</nav>) tags.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <h1>Programming Courses</h1>
    </header>
    <nav>
      <a href="/learn-html.html">HTML</a> | <a href="/learn-css.html">CSS</a> | <a href="/learn-javascript.html">JavaScript</a> | <a href="/learn-php.html">PHP</a> |
    </nav>
    <h2>Welcome to W3Docs!</h2>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

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

Browser support

6+ 9+ 4+ 5+ 11.1+