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HTML <summary> Tag


Example

Using the <summary> element:

<details>
  <summary > Epcot Center</summary>
  <p>Epcot is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring exciting attractions, international pavilions, award-winning fireworks and seasonal special events. </p>
</details >

Definition and Usage

The <summary> tag defines a visible heading for the <details> element. The heading can be clicked to view/hide the details.

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


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

Element
<summary> 12.0 79.0 49.0 6.0 15.0

Global Attributes

The <summary> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <summary> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.



More Examples

Example

Use CSS to style <details> and <summary>:

<html>
<style >
details > summary {
  padding: 4px;
  width : 200px;
  background-color : #eeeeee;
  border: none;
  box-shadow : 1px 1px 2px #bbbbbb;
  cursor : pointer;
}

details > p {
  background-color: #eeeeee;
  padding : 4px;
  margin : 0;
  box-shadow: 1px 1px 2px #bbbbbb;
}
</style>
<body>

<details>
  <summary > Epcot Center</summary>
  <p>Epcot is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring exciting attractions, international pavilions, award-winning fireworks and seasonal special events.</p >
</details>

</body>
</html >

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Summary Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <summary> element with the following default values:

summary {
  display: block;
}