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figure element | figure object

Represents self-contained content, optionally with a caption, that can be referenced as a single unit from the main content of the document.

Internet Explorer 9

 

HTML information

Closing Tagrequired
CSS Displayblock

 

DOM Information

Inheritance Hierarchy

 Node
  Element
    figure

Members

The figure object has these types of members:

Methods

The figure object has these methods.

MethodDescription
addBehavior

Attaches a behavior to the element.

appendChild

Appends an element as a child to the object.

applyElement

Makes the element either a child or parent of another element.

attachEvent

Note   attachEvent is no longer supported. Starting with IE11, use addEventListener. For info, see Compatibility changes.

Binds the specified function to an event, so that the function gets called whenever the event fires on the object.

blur

Causes the element to lose focus and fires the onblur event.

clearAttributes

Removes all attributes and values from the object.

click

Simulates a click by causing the onclick event to fire.

cloneNode

Copies a reference to the object from the document hierarchy.

componentFromPoint

Returns the component located at the specified coordinates via certain events.

contains

Checks whether the given element is contained within the object.

getAttributeNodeNS

Gets an attribute object that matches the specified namespace and name.

getAttributeNS

Gets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

getElementsByClassName

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the value of the class attribute.

getElementsByTagNameNS

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the specified element names within a specified namespace.

hasAttribute

Determines whether an attribute with the specified name exists.

hasAttributeNS

Determines whether an attribute that has the specified namespace and name exists.

hasAttributes

Determines whether one or more attributes exist for the object.

insertAdjacentHTML

Inserts the given HTML text into the element at the location.

insertAdjacentText

Inserts the given text into the element at the specified location.

msMatchesSelector

Determines whether an object matches the specified selector.

normalize

Merges adjacent DOM objects to produce a normalized document object model.

removeAttributeNS

Removes the specified attribute from the object.

removeBehavior

Detaches a behavior from the element.

removeNode

Removes the object from the document hierarchy.

replaceAdjacentText

Replaces the text adjacent to the element.

replaceNode

Replaces the object with another element.

setActive

Sets the object as active without setting focus to the object.

setAttributeNodeNS

Sets an attribute object as part of the object.

setAttributeNS

Sets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

setCapture

Sets the mouse capture to the object that belongs to the current document.

swapNode

Exchanges the location of two objects in the document hierarchy.

 

Properties

The figure object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

accessKey

Sets or retrieves the access key for the object.

attributes

Retrieves a collection of attributes of the object.

canHaveChildren

Gets a value indicating whether the object can contain child objects.

className

Sets or retrieves the class of the object.

constructor

Returns a reference to the constructor of an object.

innerHTML

Sets or retrieves the HTML between the start and end tags of the object.

innerText

Sets or retrieves the text between the start and end tags of the object.

isContentEditable

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can edit the contents of the object.

isDisabled

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can interact with the object.

isTextEdit

Retrieves whether a TextRange object can be created using the object.

lang

Sets or retrieves the language to use.

language

Sets or retrieves the language in which the current script is written.

Note  This has been superceded by the type attribute for the script element. If you are using javascript alone, you don't need to specify a type or language with the script element.

offsetHeight

Retrieves the height of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

offsetParent

Retrieves a reference to the container object that defines the offsetTop and offsetLeft properties of the object.

offsetWidth

Retrieves the width of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

outerHTML

Sets or retrieves the object and its content in HTML.

outerText

Sets or retrieves the text of the object.

parentElement

Retrieves the parent object in the object hierarchy.

parentTextEdit

Retrieves the container object in the document hierarchy that can be used to create a TextRange containing the original object.

recordNumber

Retrieves the ordinal record from the data set that generated the object.

role

Sets or retrieves the role for this element.

scopeName

Gets the namespace defined for the element.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

sourceIndex

Retrieves the ordinal position of the object, in source order, as the object appears in the document's all collection.

tagName

Retrieves the tag name of the object.

tagUrn

Sets or gets the URN specified in the namespace declaration.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

title

Sets or retrieves advisory information (a ToolTip) for the object.

uniqueNumber

Retrieves the element's unique number.

x-ms-format-detection

Determines whether data formats within content are automatically detected and (if found) converted to clickable links.

 

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

The figure element can be used to annotate content that can be referenced from the main content of the document, such as illustrations, diagrams, photos, code listings, and so on. Figures can be moved away from primary content without affecting the flow of the document.

You can jump to the figure from the main content by using a named anchor. The id attribute of the figure element specifies the fragment identifier (name of the anchor).

The default CSS for the figure element is as follows.


margin: 1em 40px

The figure element, like aside, separates content from the main flow. Use the aside element when the content is simply related, but not essential. Use figure if the content is essential, but position is not important.

Windows Internet Explorer 9. The figure element is only supported for webpages displayed in IE9 Standards mode. For more information, see Defining Document Compatibility.

Examples

This example shows the figure element to mark up a code listing. The figcaption element represents the caption of the figure. The author has also provided a link to the figure in the main content by using a named anchor.


<!-- Main Content -->
<p>In <a href="#l4">listing 4</a> we see the primary core interface API declaration.</p>
<!-- Figure Content -->
<figure id="l4">
    <figcaption>Listing 4. The primary core interface API declaration.</figcaption>
    <pre><code>interface PrimaryCore {
 boolean verifyDataLine();
 void sendData(in sequence&lt;byte> data);
 void initSelfDestruct();
}</code></pre>
</figure>


See also

Reference
article
aside
figcaption
footer
header
hgroup
mark
nav
section

 

 

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