The content of an
address element provides contact information about the author of the section or documento, like a postal address, an e-mail address, a telephone number, a city, a country, a postal code, etc.
If this element is placed inside a sectioning element (like
section) it's assumed that the contact information it provides is abour the authro of that section. Otherwise, it represents contact information about the author of the document.
address element shouldn't be used to represent any address information. Only the relevant contact information about the author of the document/section belongs in the
The following example shows basic contact information (name, e-mail, address, city and telephone number) provided inside an
<address> Jhon Smith<br> <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><br> 107 Springtime Boulevard<br> Mountain View, CA<br> +256 4481-546585 </address>
107 Springtime Boulevard
Mountain View, CA
address element can provide less information and be placed inside a footer (where it usually is). The next example shows the footer of an article, with the contact information of its author.
<article> <h1>The good life</h1> <p>I often think about what pushes people to move forward...</p> <footer> <address> Sean Mercatore<br> email@example.com </address> <p>© All rights reserved</p> </footer> </article>
The good life
I often think about what pushes people to move forward...
For information about global attributes refer to this list of global attributes in HTML5.
For information about global events refer to this list of global events in HTML5.