HTML <footer> hidden Attribute

The hidden attribute on a <footer> tag hides that footer. Althought the footer is not visible, its position on the page is maintained.

Example

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A hidden attribute on a <footer>.
The footer is not visible.

A hidden footer:

© Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

<p>A hidden footer:</p>

<footer hidden>
  <p>&copy; Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.</p>
</footer>

Using hidden

The hidden attribute makes the <footer> invisible.

You can specify either 'hidden' (without value) or 'hidden="hidden"'. Both are valid.

A hidden <footer> is not visible, but maintains its position on the page.


Syntax

<footer hidden>
or
<footer hidden="hidden">

Values

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Value Description
hidden Use value 'hidden' or no value at all.

More Examples

Clicking the button toggles the hidden attribute on the <footer> element.

© Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

<footer id="myfooter" style="background:indigo;color:white;padding:15px;">
  &copy; Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
</footer>

<br />
<button onclick="toggle(this)">Hide footer</button>

<script>
  let toggle = button => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myfooter");
    let hidden = element.getAttribute("hidden");

    if (hidden) {
       element.removeAttribute("hidden");
       button.innerText = "Hide footer";
    } else {
       element.setAttribute("hidden", "hidden");
       button.innerText = "Show footer";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The hidden attribute hides the <footer> element.

When clicking the button, a JavaScript function toggles the hidden attribute.


Browser support

Here is when hidden 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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