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HTML5 Article Tag

The article tag is new in HTML5, like several other tags such as HTML5 aside tag, HTML5 nav tag. Only latest browsers and versions, such as Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari, support it. Microsoft IE8 and earlier versions do not support this article tag in HTML5.

How to use the article tag in HTML5?

The article tag in HTML5 specifies independent, self-contained content. The W3C has put the HTML5 article tag this way: “The article element represents a self-contained composition in a document, page, application, or site and that is, in principle, independently distributable or reusable, e.g. in syndication. This could be a forum post, a magazine or newspaper article, a blog entry, a user-submitted comment, an interactive widget or gadget, or any other independent item of content.” An HTML5 article tag or its content should make sense on its own and it should be possible to distribute it independently from the rest of the site.

You can nest an article tag in HTML5 into another. When HTML5 article tags are nested, the inner article elements represent articles that are in principle related to the contents of the outer article. The bulk of page content goes in the HTML5 article tag/element. But do not forget to break up pages into small parts or sections for a better reading experience.

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