address element represents the contact information for its nearest
body element ancestor. If that is the body element, then the contact information applies to the document as a whole.
For example, a page at the W3C Web site related to HTML might include the following contact information:
<ADDRESS> <A href="../People/Raggett/">Dave Raggett</A>, <A href="../People/Arnaud/">Arnaud Le Hors</A>, contact persons for the <A href="Activity">W3C HTML Activity</A> </ADDRESS>
address element must not be used to represent arbitrary addresses (e.g. postal addresses), unless those addresses are in fact the relevant contact information. (The
p element is the appropriate element for marking up postal addresses in general.)
address element must not contain information other than contact information.
For example, the following is non-conforming use of the
<ADDRESS>Last Modified: 1999/12/24 23:37:50</ADDRESS>
address element would be included along with other information in a
In this example the footer contains contact information and a copyright notice.
<footer> <address> For more details, contact <a href="mailto:email@example.com">John Smith</a>. </address> <p><small>© copyright 2038 Example Corp.</small></p> </footer>