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What is HTML <legend> Tag

Group related elements in a form.

Definition and Usage

The <legend> tag defines a caption for the <fieldset> element.


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How to add HTML <legend> Tag

Group related elements in a form.
index.html
Example: HTML
<form action="/action_page.php">
 <fieldset>
  <legend>Personalia:</legend>
  <label for="fname">First name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
  <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
  <label for="email">Email:</label>
  <input type="email" id="email" name="email"><br><br>
  <label for="birthday">Birthday:</label>
  <input type="date" id="birthday" name="birthday"><br><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
 </fieldset>
</form>

Output should be:

How to add HTML <legend> Tag

How to set the fieldset caption float to the right (with CSS) HTML <legend> Tag

Let the fieldset caption float to the right (with CSS).

index.html
Example: HTML
<form action="/action_page.php">
  <fieldset>
    <legend style="float:right">Personalia:</legend>
    <label for="fname">First name:</label>
    <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
    <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
    <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
    <label for="email">Email:</label>
    <input type="email" id="email" name="email"><br><br>
    <label for="birthday">Birthday:</label>
    <input type="date" id="birthday" name="birthday"><br><br>
    <input type="submit" value="Submit">
  </fieldset>
</form>

Output should be:

How to set the fieldset caption float to the right (with CSS) HTML <legend> Tag

How to Use CSS to style <fieldset> and <legend>

The fieldset element + CSS

Follow the example.

index.html
Example: HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
fieldset {
  background-color: #eeeeee;
}

legend {
  background-color: gray;
  color: white;
  padding: 5px 10px;
}

input {
  margin: 5px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<h1>The fieldset element + CSS</h1>

<form action="/action_page.php">
 <fieldset>
  <legend>Personalia:</legend>
  <label for="fname">First name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
  <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
  <label for="email">Email:</label>
  <input type="email" id="email" name="email"><br><br>
  <label for="birthday">Birthday:</label>
  <input type="date" id="birthday" name="birthday"><br><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
 </fieldset>
</form>

</body>
</html>

Output should be:

How to Use CSS to style <fieldset> and <legend>

How to set Default CSS Settings of <legend> element

Most browsers will display the <legend> element with the following default values.

Change the default CSS settings to see the effect.

index.html
Example: HTML
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
legend { 
  display: block;
  padding-left: 2px;
  padding-right: 2px;
  border: none;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<p>A legend element is displayed like this:</p>

<fieldset>
  <legend>Personalia:</legend>
  Name: <input type="text"><br>
  Email: <input type="text"><br>
  Date of birth: <input type="text">
</fieldset>

<p>Change the default CSS settings to see the effect.</p>

</body>
</html>

Output should be:

How to set Default CSS Settings of <legend> element



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How to add HTML <legend> Tag
How to set the fieldset caption float to the right (with CSS) HTML <legend> Tag
How to Use CSS to style <fieldset> and <legend>
How to set Default CSS Settings of <legend> element

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