The HTML <address> element supplies contact information for its nearest <article> or <body> ancestor; in the latter case, it applies to the whole document.

Content categories Flow content, palpable content.
Permitted content Flow content, but with no nested <address> element, no heading content (<hgroup>, <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5>, <h6>), no sectioning content (<article>, <aside>, <section>, <nav>), and no <header> or <footer> element.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts flow content, but always excluding <address> elements (according to the logical principle of symmetry, if <address> tag, as a parent, can not have nested <address> element, then the same <address> content can not have <address> tag as its parent).
Permitted ARIA roles None
DOM interface HTMLElement Prior to Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4), Gecko implemented this element using the HTMLSpanElement interface


This element only includes the global attributes.

Usage notes

  • To represent an arbitrary address, one that is not related to the contact information, use a <p> element rather than the <address> element.
  • This element should not contain more information than the contact information, like a publication date (which belongs in a <time> element).
  • Typically an <address> element can be placed inside the <footer> element of the current section, if any.


    You can contact author at <a href="http://www.somedomain.com/contact">www.somedomain.com</a>.<br>
    If you see any bugs, please <a href="mailto:webmaster@somedomain.com">contact webmaster</a>.<br>
    You may also want to visit us:<br>
    Mozilla Foundation<br>
    1981 Landings Drive<br>
    Building K<br>
    Mountain View, CA 94043-0801<br>

Live Sample

Although the address element renders text with the same default styling as the <i> or <em> elements, it is more appropriate to use when dealing with contact information, as it conveys additional semantic information.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<address>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
The definition of '<address>' in that specification.
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<address>' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 1.0 5.12 1.0
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mini Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.7) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

 Last updated by: Sheppy,