<main> tag in HTML5

The <main> tag is used to represents the major content of a document. We can use only one <main> tag in a HTML web page.

The <main> element should not contain any content that is repeated across documents such as sidebars, navigation links, copyright information, site logos, and search forms.

Important Definition

  • The <main> tag is new in HTML5.
  • The content of a <main> element should be unique to the document.
  • The <main> element must NOT be a descendant of an <article>, <aside>, <footer>, <header>, or <nav> element.
  • Open and close tag required of <main>.

Example of <main> tag

<main> Tag Browser Support

Element Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera Internet Explorer
<main> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Supported
Version 6.0 12.0 4.0 5.0 11.1 Not Supported

Global Attributes

Event Attributes

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