The <address> element represents the contact information for its nearest article or body element ancestor.
- The address element must not be used to represent arbitrary addresses, unless those addresses are in fact the relevant contact information.
- The address element must not contain information other than contact information. [Example of bad usage]
- Typically, the address element would be included along with other information in a footer element. [Example A]
See global attributes.
For example, a page at the W3C Web site might include the following contact information: [try it]:
<footer> <address> <p><a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/contact-mit">MIT</a></p> </address> </footer>
Example of bad usage
For example, the following is non-conforming use of the address element
<!-- do not copy this example, it is an example of bad usage! --> <address>Last Modified: 2009/12/24 23:37:50</address>
The HTML5 specification defines the <address> element in 4.4.10 The address element.