HTML <figure> id Attribute

The id attribute on a <figure> tag assigns an identifier to the figure element. The identifier must be unique across the page.



An id attribute on a <figure> .

<figure id="poppies">
  <img src="/img/html/poppies.jpg">

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <figure> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

The id allows programmatic access to the <figure> element.

Tip:  id is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


<figure id="identifier" />



Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([aside-Zaside-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

A <figure> element with a unique id.
Clicking the button will display the content of the element.

<figure id="myfigure">
  <img src="/img/html/sangiorgio.jpg">
<button onclick="show();">Show figure content</button>

  let show = () => {
    let figure = document.getElementById("myfigure");
    alert("Content: " + figure.innerHTML);

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier to the <figure>.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <figure> using the id.

Finally, the content of the <figure> element is displayed in an alert box.

Browser support

Here is when id support started for each browser:

6.0 Sep 2010
4.0 Mar 2011
9.0 Mar 2011
11.1 Mar 2011
5.0 Jun 2010

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