<slot>

The <slot> HTML element—part of the Web Components technology suite—is a placeholder inside a web component that you can fill with your own markup, which lets you create separate DOM trees and present them together.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content
Permitted content Transparent
Events slotchange
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
DOM interface HTMLSlotElement

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

name
The slot's name.
A named slot is a <slot> element with a name attribute.

Examples

<template id="element-details-template">
  <style>
    details {font-family: "Open Sans Light", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif }
    .name {font-weight: bold; color: #217ac0; font-size: 120% }
    h4 {
      margin: 10px 0 -8px 0;
      background: #217ac0;
      color: white;
      padding: 2px 6px;
      border: 1px solid #cee9f9;
      border-radius: 4px;
    }
    .attributes { margin-left: 22px; font-size: 90% }
    .attributes p { margin-left: 16px; font-style: italic }
  </style>
  <details>
    <summary>
      <code class="name">&lt;<slot name="element-name">NEED NAME</slot>&gt;</code>
      <i class="desc"><slot name="description">NEED DESCRIPTION</slot></i>
    </summary>
    <div class="attributes">
      <h4>Attributes</h4>
      <slot name="attributes"><p>None</p></slot>
    </div>
  </details>
  <hr>
</template>

Note: You can see this complete example in action at element-details (see it running live). In addition, you can find an explanation at Using templates and slots.

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard (HTML)
# the-slot-element
DOM Standard (DOM)
# shadow-tree-slots

Browser compatibility

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