The address tag <address> is used for signature-like entities on web pages. Address tags usually go at the bottom of each web page and are used to indicate who wrote the web page, who to contact for more information, the date, any copyright notices or other warnings, and anything else that seems appropriate. Addresses often are preceded with a rule line (<hr>), and the <br> tag can be used to separate the lines.
Without an address or some other method of signing your web pages, it's close to impossible to find out who wrote it or who to contact for more information. Signing each of your web pages by using the <address> tag is an excellent way to make sure that people can get in touch with you. <address> is a block-level tag that italicizes the text inside it.
The following input shows an address:
<hr /> <address> Laura Lemay <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><br /> A service of Laura Lemay, Incorporated <br /> last revised January 10, 2003 <br /> Copyright Laura Lemay 2003 all rights reserved <br /> Void where prohibited. Keep hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times. </address>
Figure 6.11 shows it in a browser.
Figure 6.11. An address block.