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HTML <data> Tag


Example

The following example displays product names but also associates each name with a product number:

<ul>
  <li><data value="21053">Cherry Tomato</data></li>
  <li><data value="21054">Beef Tomato</data></li>
  <li><data value="21055">Snack Tomato</data></li>
</ul>
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Definition and Usage

The <data> tag links the given content with a machine-readable translation.

This element provides both a machine-readable value for data processors, and a human-readable value for rendering in a browser.

Tip: If the content is time- or date-related, the <time> element can be used instead.


Browser Support

Element
<data> Not supported Yes 22.0 Not supported Not supported

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <data> tag is new in HTML5.


Attributes

Attribute Value Description
value machine-readable format Specifies the machine-readable translation of the content of the element

Global Attributes

The <data> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.