As more and more browsers begin to support HTML5 and its elements, one of the nice things we can all begin using is the
<figcaption> tag. When coupled together with the new
<figure> tag, the
<figcaption> tag semantically connects a caption with an illustration (not necessarily an image illustration; it can be a text illustration).
<figcaption> tags work together in almost exactly the same way the
<legend> tags work together. However, the
<figcaption> tags do not have any default styles applied to them (
<fieldset> generally has a default inset border around it, and
<legend> normally has a negative top margin applied).
<figcaption> element is treated as an inline element rather than block.
You can read more about the
<figcaption> elements and see some examples on HTML Doctor’s website.