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address - Contact Information

Syntax <address>...</address>
Attribute Specifications
Contained in applet, blockquote, body, button, center, dd, del, div, fieldset, form, iframe, ins, li, map, noframes, noscript, object, td, th

The address element provides contact information for a document or part of a document. Information provided by address may include the names of the document's maintainers, links to the maintainers' Web pages, e-mail addresses for feedback, postal addresses, phone numbers, and so on. The address element is not appropriate for all postal and e-mail addresses; it should be reserved for providing such information about the contact people for the document.

The following example, most appropriate at the end of a document, gives contact information about the maintainer:

<address>Maintained by <a href="/%7eliam/">liam quinn</a>
&lt;<a href=""></a>&gt;</address>

address can also be used to provide contact information for a portion of a document, typically a form. The next example gives users contact information to use in conjunction with an order form:

<form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/order.cgi">

    <legend accesskey="c">Credit Card Information<br /></legend>
      <label accesskey="v">
        <input type="radio" name="card" value="visa" /> Visa
      <label accesskey="m">
        <input type="radio" name="card" value="mc" /> Mastercard
      <br />
      <label accesskey="n">
        Number: <input type="text" name="number" />
      <label accesskey="e">
        Expiry: <input type="text" name="expiry" />

    <input type="submit" value="Submit Order" accesskey="s" />

    If you have any questions about ordering, contact us at
    <a href=""></a>,
    or phone our offices at 555-5555.


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