HTML <address> Tag

Web developers use the <address> tag to specify contact information about the document‘s author or owner. An address may have name, address, email, phone, social media info, and other relevant information.




An <address> tag with author's name, Twitter handle, and an option to send email.

Contact author: Debbie Anderson, @debbie_anderson
  Contact author: <a href="">Debbie Anderson</a>,

Using <address>

The <address> tag creates contact information for the document author or owner.

It accepts content such as name, address, email, phone, social media info, and more.

Here is when <address> is inside the <body> it represents the document's contact info.

Here is when <address> is inside an <article> it represents the article's author info.

More Examples

An <address> tag that displays contact and address information for the document's author.

Author: Debbie Anderson, @debbie_anderson
140 Broadway, Suite 2270
New York, NY 10005
  Author: <a href="">Debbie Anderson</a>,
  @debbie_anderson<br />
  140 Broadway, Suite 2270<br />
  New York, NY 10005<br />

Code explanation

The <address> tag creates the author's contact information.

The mailto: prefix in href allows users to send an email to the author.

Attributes for <address>

The <address> element has no attributes, but it does accept global attributes.
The following are commonly used.

Attribute Value Description
id    value Provides the address element with a unique identifier.
class    classnames Assigns one or more classnames to the address element.
style    CSS-values Assigns CSS style values to the address element.

For additional global attributes see our global attributes list.

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Styling an address with CSS

By default, the text in the <address> tag is italic.

With CSS you can customize the <address> text.

An <address> that is styled in non-italic text.

Written by Henry Lopez.
Composition Labs, LLC
105 East Main Street
El Paso, Texas 79905
<address style="font-style:normal;">
  Written by <a href="">Henry Lopez</a>.<br /> 
  Composition Labs, LLC<br />
  105 East Main Street<br />
  El Paso, Texas 79905

Browser support

Here is when <abbr> support started for each browser:

1.0 Sep 2008
1.0 Sep 2002
1.0 Aug 1995
1.0 Jan 2006
1.0 Jan 2003

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