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HTML <nav> tag

The HTML <nav> element represents a section of a page whose purpose is to provide navigation links, either within the current document or to other documents.

Common examples of navigation sections are menus, tables of contents, and indexes.

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It's not necessary for all links to be contained in a <nav> element. <nav> is intended only for major block of navigation links; typically the <footer> element often has a list of links that don't need to be in a <nav> element.

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the <nav> element:

<nav> 5 4 11.1 4.1 9

Standard Attributes

The <nav> tag does not support any standard attributes. See HTML Standard Attributes Reference

Global Attributes

The <nav> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <nav> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

Last updated: Wednesday 26 Sep, 2018