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HTML <details> Tag


Example

Using the <details> element:

<details>
  <summary>Copyright 1999-2014.</summary>
  <p> - by Refsnes Data. All Rights Reserved.</p>
  <p>All content and graphics on this web site are the property of the company Refsnes Data.</p>
</details>

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Definition and Usage

The <details> tag specifies additional details that the user can view or hide on demand.

The <details> tag can be used to create an interactive widget that the user can open and close. Any sort of content can be put inside the <details> tag.

The content of a <details> element should not be visible unless the open attribute is set.


Browser Support

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

Element
<details> 12.0 Not supported Not supported 6.0 15.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <details> tag is new in HTML5.


Tips and Notes

Tip: The <summary> tag is used to specify a visible heading for the details. The heading can be clicked to view/hide the details.


Attributes

= New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
open open Specifies that the details should be visible (open) to the user

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Details Object


Default CSS Settings

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

details {
    display: block;
}



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