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Introduced in HTML5


The HTML summary element (<summary>) is used as a summary, caption or legend for the content of a <details> element.

Note: If the <summary> element is omitted the heading "details" will be used.

Usage context

Permitted content Phrasing content
Tag omission None, both the start tag and the end tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent element The <details> element.
Normative document HTML5, section 4.11.2


This element only includes the global attributes.

DOM interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.


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Please see the <details> page for examples on <summary>.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 12 Not supported bug 591737 Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.0 Not supported bug 591737 Not supported Not supported Not supported

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