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Superclass Role:

  • landmark

Inherited States and Properties:

  • aria-atomic
  • aria-busy (state)
  • aria-controls
  • aria-describedby
  • aria-disabled (state)
  • aria-dropeffect
  • aria-expanded (state)
  • aria-flowto
  • aria-grabbed (state)
  • aria-haspopup
  • aria-hidden (state)
  • aria-invalid (state)
  • aria-label
  • aria-labelledby
  • aria-live
  • aria-owns
  • aria-relevant

Name From:

  • author

A large perceivable region that contains information about the parent document.

Contentinfo is a landmark region. The region on a webpage that contains the footer information is marked with the contentinfo role. In HTML 5, the same information is conveyed with the footer tag. Screen reader announces the beginning and the end of the contentinfo landmark.

Examples of information included in this region of the page are copyrights and links to privacy statements.

User agents should treat elements with the role of contentinfo as navigational landmarks.

Within any document or application, the author should mark no more than one element with the contentinfo role.

Note: Because document and application elements can be nested in the DOM, they may have multiple contentinfo elements as DOM descendants, assuming each of those is associated with different document nodes, either by a DOM nesting (e.g., document within document) or by use of the aria-owns attribute.


<div role="contentinfo">Footer content and links </div>
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