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HTML 5 <summary> Tag

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The <summary> tag in HTML is used to define a summary for the <details> element. 

  • The <summary> element is used along with the <details> element and provides a summary visible to the user.
  • When the summary is clicked by the user, the content placed inside the <details> element becomes visible which was previously hidden.
  • The <summary> tag was added in HTML 5.
  • The <summary> tag requires both starting and ending tag.

Note: The <summary> element should be the first child element of the <details> element.


<summary> Content </summary>

Below program illustrates the <summary> element:
Input :


<!DOCTYPE html>
  <!-- html summary tag is used here -->
<p> It is a portal for geeks.</p>

Output : 

Supported Browsers: 

  • Google Chrome 12.0 and above
  • Edge 79 and above
  • Firefox 49.0 and above
  • Opera 15.0 and above
  • Safari 8.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer not supported


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Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2022
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