HTML <footer> id Attribute

An id on a <footer> tag assigns an identifier to the footer.

The identifier must be unique across the page.



An id attribute on a <footer>.

© Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

<footer id="footer-copyright">
  <p>&copy; Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.</p>

Using id

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

The id allows JavaScript to easily access the <footer> element.

It is also used to point to a specific id selector in a style sheet.

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


<footer 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 <footer> element with a unique id.
Clicking the button displays the content of the element.

© Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

<footer id="myfooter">
  <p>&copy; Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.</p>
<button onclick="show();">Show footer content</button>

  let show = () => {
    let footer = document.getElementById("myfooter");
    alert("Content = " + footer.innerHTML);

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier for the <footer> element.

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

Finally, the content of the <footer> 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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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023