Text elements and P elements.
In HTML 4.0 Strict, P elements are not allowed within an ADDRESS element.
<ADDRESS> email@example.com </ADDRESS>One idea is to provide just the author's name but so that it is a link to a home page containing more information. This is typically suitable for short documents to be viewed on the screen only.
<ADDRESS> <A HREF="../">Jukka Korpela</A> </ADDRESS>A longer example which uses several ADDRESS elements, to specify different kinds of addresses (notice that unfortunately Netscape may not distinguish them visually from each other):
<ADDRESS> Jukka Korpela, M.S. (Math.)<BR> Helsinki University of Technology Computing Centre<BR> FIN-02150 Espoo<BR> Finland </ADDRESS> <ADDRESS> Telephone International +358 9 451 4319 </ADDRESS> <ADDRESS> Electronic mail (Internet): <A HREF="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</A><BR> WWW home page: <A HREF="../">../</A> </ADDRESS>
NCSA Beginner's Guide to HTML says that the ADDRESS element "is not used for postal addresses", but the HTML 2.0 specification contains no such statement; on the contrary, its example of ADDRESS illustrates using it for a postal address. Notice that the ADDRESS element obeys the normal rules for division into lines; thus, if you want the components of a postal address appear on lines of their own, use the BR element for line breaks.
Several browsers, including Netscape, do not use normal paragraph breaks when rendering ADDRESS. You might therefore consider using explicit P tags within an ADDRESS element around the address information, although this does not conform to HTML 4.0 Strict. (Notice that in HTML 3.2, a P element is allowed within ADDRESS but not vice versa.)
It is advisable to obey applicable standards when writing address information. In particular, when providing telephone numbers, please apply CCITT recommendation E.123.
The ADDRESS element itself
creates no links;
to provide e.g. a link
to author's home page
mailto link to author's E-mail address,
use the normal
A element with HREF attribute (within the ADDRESS
structure or outside it); see also:
META element and
with REV attribute.
Don't forget to add BR tags for line breaks.