HTML <figure> class Attribute

The class attribute on a <figure> tag assigns one or more classnames to the figure element. Classes are used to style elements. Classnames are defined in a stylesheet or in a local <style> element.

Example

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A class attribute styling a <figure> element.

<style>
  .figure {display:inline-block;padding:10px;border: 3px solid #456;}
</style>

<figure class="figure">
  <img src="/img/html/sangiorgio.jpg">
</figure>

Using class

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

Multiple classnames are separated by a space.

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

JavaScript uses classes to access one or more elements by classname.

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


Syntax

<figure class="classnames">

Values

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

More Examples

A class attribute styling a <figure> element.
Clicking the button toggles a classname that changes spacing -- creating a larger passpartout.



<style>
  .figure {display:inline-block;padding:10px;border: 3px solid #456;}
  .figure-spacing { padding:20px; }
</style>

<figure id="myfigure" class="figure">
  <img src="/img/html/sangiorgio.jpg">
</figure>

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

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myfigure");
    element.classList.toggle("figure-spacing");
  }
</script>

Code explanation

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

The class attribute in <figure> assigns one classname.

Repeatedly clicking the button toggles another class, changing the element's border radius.


Browser support

Here is when class support started for each browser:

Chrome
6.0 Sep 2010
Firefox
4.0 Mar 2011
IE/Edge
9.0 Mar 2011
Opera
11.1 Mar 2011
Safari
5.0 Jun 2010

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