HTML HTML Basics Structuring Your Content Semantic HTML: <header>, <footer> and <section>

Why is the footer placed before the closing of the body tag and not after?

please enlighten me...

1 Answer

Elad Ohana
Elad Ohana
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Hi Ryan,

The <body> tag is generally reserved for visible content on the page whereas <head> tag is used for metadata attributes (like title, fonts, styles...). Since the footer is a visible piece of your site, it should go within the body. Although, as far as I know, browsers will probably show it regardless of whether it's in or out of the <body>. Keep in mind that <header> also goes in the <body>...


Thanks so much for your detailed answer to my stupid question.