HTML <figcaption> class Attribute

The class attribute assigns one or more classnames to the <figcaption> tag.

Classnames are defined in a stylesheet or in a local <style> element.

Classes, i.e. classnames, are used to style elements.



A class attribute styling a <figcaption> element.

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  .fig {color:teal; font-style:italic; font-size:20px; }

  <img src="/img/html/sangiorgio.jpg">
  <figcaption class="fig">A Beautiful Oil Painting</figcaption>

Using class

Classes (i.e. classnames) are used for styling the figcaption element.

Multiple classnames are separated by a space.

JavaScript uses classes to access elements by classname.

Tip:  class is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


<figcaption class="classnames">



Value Description
classnames One or more space-separated class names.

More Examples

A class attribute styling a <figcaption> element.
Clicking the button toggles a classname that adds an underline.

A Beautiful Oil Painting

  .figcaption {color:teal; font-style:italic; font-size:20px; }
  .fc-underline { text-decoration: underline; }

  <img src="/img/html/sangiorgio.jpg">
  <figcaption id="myfigcaption" class="figcaption">
    A Beautiful Oil Painting

<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle class</button>

  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myfigcaption");

Code explanation

Three CSS classes are defined in the <style> element.

The class attribute in <figcaption> assigns two from those.

Repeatedly clicking the button toggles the third class, changing the text decoration of the <figcaption>.

Browser support

Here is when class support started for each browser:

6.0 Sep 2010
4.0 Mar 2011
9.0 Mar 2011
11.1 Mar 2011
5.0 Jun 2010

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Author: Jack Poorte
Published: Jun 20 2021
Last Reviewed: Sep 30 2023

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