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The <figure> element represents some flow content.


  • Some examples of cases:
    • annotate illustrations
    • diagrams
    • photos [Example A]
    • code listings ...
  • That are referred to from the main content of the document, But without affecting the flow of the document.
  • The figure element is able to have a caption.
    The figcaption element child of the element, represents the caption of the figure element's contents.

HTML Attributes

See global attributes.


Example A

[try it]

  <figcaption>The Stata Center</figcaption>
  <img src="stata.jpg" alt="The Stata Center Building">

HTML Reference

The <figure> element was introduced in HTML5 - 4.5.11 The figure element.