HTML - <legend>

The HTML <legend> Element (or HTML Legend Field Element) represents a caption for the content of its parent <fieldset>.

Example

See <form> for examples on <legend>.

Description  

The HTML <legend> Element (or HTML Legend Field Element) represents a caption for the content of its parent <fieldset>.

Content categories None.
Permitted content Phrasing content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent elements A <fieldset> whose first child is this <legend> element
DOM interface HTMLLegendElement

Browser Compatibility  

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See Also  

Specifications  

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<legend>' in that specification.
Living Standard Definition of the legend element
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard Suggested default rendering of the fieldset and legend elements
HTML5
The definition of '<legend>' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<legend>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

License

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/legend