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Introduced in HTML5

Summary

The HTML Section Element (<section>) represents a generic section of a document, i.e., a thematic grouping of content, typically with a heading.

Usage notes :

  • If it makes sense to separately syndicate the content of a <section> element, use an <article> element instead.
  • Do not use the <section> element as a generic container; this is what <div> is for, especially when the sectioning is only for styling purposes. A rule of thumb is that a section should logically appear in the outline of a document.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

<section>
  <h1>Heading</h1>
  <p>Bunch of awesome content</p>
</section>

Specifications

Specification Status Comments
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.10 4.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.2 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 11.0 5.0 (iOS 4.2)

See also

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