HTML <header> hidden Attribute

The hidden attribute on a <header> tag hides the header. Althought the header is not visible, its position on the page is maintained.

Example

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A hidden attribute on a <header>.
The header is not visible.

A hidden header:

<p>A hidden header:</p>

<header hidden>
  Header section of a page...
</header>

Using hidden

The hidden attribute hides the <header> element.

You can specify either 'hidden' (without value) or 'hidden="hidden"'. Both are valid.

A hidden <header> is not visible, but maintains its position on the page.


Syntax

<header hidden>
or
<header hidden="hidden">

Values

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Value Description
hidden Use value 'hidden' or no value at all.

More Examples

Clicking the button toggles the hidden attribute on the <header> element.

Company logo goes here...

<header id="myheader" style="background:indigo;color:white;padding:15px;">
  Company logo goes here...
</header>

<br />
<button onclick="toggle(this)">Hide header</button>

<script>
  let toggle = button => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myheader");
    let hidden = element.getAttribute("hidden");
    
    if (hidden) {
       element.removeAttribute("hidden");
       button.innerText = "Hide header";
    } else {
       element.setAttribute("hidden", "hidden");
       button.innerText = "Show header";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

Initially, the <header> has no hidden attribute and can be seen.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript that toggles the hidden attribute on the <header>.


Browser support

Here is when hidden support started for each browser:

Chrome
6.0 Sep 2010
Firefox
4.0 Mar 2011
IE/Edge
9.0 Mar 2011
Opera
11.1 Mar 2011
Safari
5.0 Jun 2010

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