HTML5 : Aside Element Tutorial


In this page, we have discussed Description, Usage, Attributes, Example and Result, Compatibility of HTML5 aside element.

html5 aside

The HTML Aside Element (<aside>) represents a section of a page containing not the main content of the page but some content which is indirectly related to the main content.

A sidebar in a webpage containing associated links, profile information, advertisement display etc. are a good example of the kind of content you can enclose in aside.


<p>The author is a well known environmental scientist.</p>

Whether start and end tag are required

Both start and end tag are required.

What an aside element can contain

Text or embedded content.

Which elements can contain aside element

Any element that may contain text or embedded content.


aside element does not have any other attributes than the global attributes (accesskey, class, contenteditable, contextmenu, dir, draggable, dropzone, hidden, id, lang, spellcheck, style. tabindex, title), common to all elements.


<html lang="en">
<meta charset=utf-8>
<title>HTML5 aside example</title>
<p>The author is a well known environmental scientist.</p>




We have successfully tested the above example with following browser versions.

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 12.0.742.122 5.0 8.0 11.50 4.0

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